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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Grounded: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution

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Book Number: 
703
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
290
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2017

Diana Butler Bass holds a Ph.D. in American religious history from Duke. After 12 years teaching, she became a full-time writer, independent researcher, educator, and consultant. This book, her ninth, was a winner of the RNA (Religious News Association) Book Award, Nautilus Award, and Wilbur Award. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name).  Read more

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years

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Book Number: 
702
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Philip Jenkins
Total Pages: 
287
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2010

Philip Jenkins has a joint appointment with Penn State U. and Baylor U. He is author of many books, including The Lost History of Christianity. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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A Spectrum of Faith: Religions of the World in America’s Heartland

Book Number: 
701
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
126
Publisher: 
Drake Community Press
Year: 
2017

Timothy Knepper, Professor of Philosophy at Drake University, directs the Comparison Project, a public program in global, comparative religion and local, lived religion – 15 sites and 15 Drake student essays. This book has many photos by Bob Blanchard, a freelance photographer in Des Moines.  Read more

The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help us Live More Fully

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Book Number: 
700
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Penny Satori
Total Pages: 
191
Publisher: 
Watkins
Year: 
2014

Penny Satori, PhD, RGN, was a nurse who saw many NDEs. By studying them in depth, she got a PhD and published her PhD. She now teaches two courses she has written: 'Death and Dying as Spiritual Transformation' and 'Science, Spirituality and Health' at Swansea University.  Read more

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Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

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Book Number: 
699
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
242
Publisher: 
Rowan & Littlefield
Year: 
2015

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for nearly four decades. Meditation can provide consciousness and spirituality that the organic brain of neuroscience cannot explain.  Read more

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The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic

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Book Number: 
698
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
316
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2013

John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark for 24 years. Since then he has taught at Harvard, Drew, the University of the Pacific and the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Practicing Compassion

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Book Number: 
697
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Frank Rogers
Total Pages: 
138
Publisher: 
Fresh Air Books
Year: 
2014

Frank Rogers Jr. Is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Muriel Bernice Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and Codirector of the Center for Engaged Compassion ay Claremont School of Theology. His research and teaching focus is on spiritual formation.  Read more

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How to Read the Bible

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Book Number: 
696
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Harvey Cox
Total Pages: 
237
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2015

Harvey Cox is the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. His classic book ‘The Secular City’ is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential books of Protestant theology. He is also the author of 'The Future of Faith.’ (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle-East, Africa, and Asia – and How It Died

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Book Number: 
695
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Philip Jenkins
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2009

Philip Jenkins has a joint appointment at Penn State University and Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in the media and has been a guest on national radio programs. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Way of Wonder: A Return to the Mystery of Ourselves

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Book Number: 
694
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
2
Author: 
Jack Haas
Total Pages: 
233
Publisher: 
Iconoclast Press
Year: 
2002

From the back cover: Jack Haas is the author of In and Of, Roots and Wings, and The Dream of Being. He shares his time between British Columbia, Europe, Hawaii, and India. I could find no other info about him. This was a gift book.  Read more

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