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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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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Book Number: 
683
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Author: 
Desmond Tutu
Author: 
Douglas Abrams
Total Pages: 
352
Publisher: 
Avery
Year: 
2016

the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and Tibetan Buddhism. Desmond Tutu was a leader in the crusade for justice and reconciliation in South Africa. (For their books I’ve read, click on their names.) Douglas Abrams has collaborated with Desmond Tutu as his cowriter and editor. This book was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

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Book Number: 
682
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Deepak Chopra
Total Pages: 
253
Publisher: 
Harmony
Year: 
2014

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 40 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

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Book Number: 
681
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
269
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2013

Diana Butler Bass has a Ph.D in religious studies from Duke. She is a regular commentator on religion, politics and culture for media outlets nationwide. She wrote A People’s History of Christianity. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of Privy Counseling

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Book Number: 
680
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
176
Publisher: 
Image Classics
Year: 
1996

William Johnston has translated several works from the contemplative traditions of East and West. Huston Smith is widely regarded as one of the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authorities on the history of religion.  Read more

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The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins

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Book Number: 
679
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
255
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2014

Stephen J. Patterson is George H. Atkinson professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette U., wrote Beyond the Passion; Rethinking the Death and Life of Jesus, and The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Möbius Strip: Dr. August Mobius’s Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Technology, and Cosmology

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Book Number: 
678
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
200
Publisher: 
Thunder’s Mouth Press
Year: 
2006

Clifford Pickover, a prolific writer with a Ph.D. from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, has published 45 books (as of 2011) and is an associate editor for several scientific journals. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years

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Book Number: 
677
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Cokie Roberts
Author: 
Susan Stamberg
Author: 
Noah Adams
Total Pages: 
256
Publisher: 
Chronicle Books
Year: 
2010

This gift book has four more authors and many contributors, plus a general CD and 4 timely CDs – for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s. They give historical highlights in mostly short (1-2 pp texts plus 1 or more pp photos) segments - a delight to those who love NPR’s ground-breaking radio style.  Read more

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The American Spirit: Meeting the Challenge of September 11

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Book Number: 
676
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
Life Books
Year: 
2002

This book by LIFE Editors of One Nation and Introduction by George W. Bush is similar to Time-Life books which have many excellent photos that outnumber the pages of words. It is an expanded version of the book One Nation, which was published earlier in 2002. It was a gift book.  Read more

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A Good Day’s Work: An Iowa Farm in the Great Depression

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Book Number: 
675
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Dwight W. Hoover
Total Pages: 
206
Publisher: 
Ivan R. Dee
Year: 
2007

Dwight W. Hoover, emeritus professor of history and former director of the Center for Midwestern Studies at Ball State University, has also written three other books. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology

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Book Number: 
674
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thich Nhat Hanh
Total Pages: 
141
Publisher: 
Parallax Press
Year: 
2008

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels widely, leading retreats on ‘the art of mindful thinking.’ (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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