Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

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Cheers, Fred

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Book Number: 
776
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Krista Tippett
Total Pages: 
274
Publisher: 
Penguin Press
Year: 
2016

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and NYT bestselling author. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House. She is the host of NPR’s On Being. (I’ve read her three books.)  Read more

Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality

Book Number: 
775
Date Fred Read: 
September 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Jim Marion
Total Pages: 
301
Publisher: 
Hampton Roads
Year: 
2011

Jim Marion is a contemporary American mystic who studied for the priesthood and pursued divinity studies at Hartford Seminary Foundation. He is the founder of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness and the author of The Death of the Mythic God.  Read more

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Book Number: 
774
Date Fred Read: 
September 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
221
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
2018

Diana Butler Bass, with a PhD in religious studies, is currently an independent scholar. She is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges, universities, and churches across North America. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name.)  Read more

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Book Number: 
773
Date Fred Read: 
September 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Steven Pinker
Total Pages: 
453
Publisher: 
Viking
Year: 
2018

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard and member of the National Academy of Sciences, has won many prizes for his teaching and research. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Book Number: 
772
Date Fred Read: 
September 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Hans Rosling
Total Pages: 
297
Publisher: 
Flatiron Books
Year: 
2018

Medical doctor Hans Rosling (1948 – 2017), professor of international health and renowned public educator, was an adviser to the WHO and UNICEF. He co-founded Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden and the Gapminder Foundation. He was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. This book was a NYT ‘instant’ bestseller.  Read more

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Book Number: 
771
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
John Steinbeck
Total Pages: 
624
Publisher: 
Penguin Classics
Year: 
2009

This 2009 Deluxe Edition doesn't include the 9-pp Introduction of the 1953 Viking edition (the one I've read). The six short novels by John Steinbeck (1902-1968), with publication dates in parentheses, are: Tortilla Flat (1935), The Red Pony (1933), Of Mice and Men (1937), The Moon Is Down (1942), Cannery Row (1945), & The Pearl (1948).  Read more

Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity

Book Number: 
770
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
228
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2012

Pastors David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy present a lively and stimulating tour of what it means to be a "progressive" Christian. Based on the bestselling DVD course of the same name, Living the Questions explores matters many churches are afraid to address. This was a gift book.  Read more

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

Book Number: 
769
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Edward O. Wilson
Total Pages: 
231
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2017

Edward O. Wilson, widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists and author of 31 books, is a professor emeritus at Harvard University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life

Book Number: 
768
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Harold S. Kushner
Total Pages: 
171
Publisher: 
Knopf
Year: 
2015

Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, having long served that congregation. His books include the huge bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People. This, his thirteenth book, was a gift. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

Book Number: 
767
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
184
Publisher: 
Berrett-Koehler
Year: 
2018

Parker J. Palmer is founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of ten books. His work has been recognized with thirteen honorary doctorates and with the William Rainey Harper Award. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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