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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7 Good Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife: A Doctor Reviews the Case for Consciousness after Death

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Book Number: 
643
Date Fred Read: 
March 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
127
Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
Year: 
2012

Jean Jacques Charbonier, M.D., is a writer and lecturer whose 25 years as an anesthesiologist and intensive care physician led him to investigate near-death experience and the survival of consciousness after death.  Read more

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Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity

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Book Number: 
642
Date Fred Read: 
March 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
James D. Tabor
Total Pages: 
240
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2012

James D. Tabor, with a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Chicago, is chair of the religious studies department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is an expert on Christian origins who has also conducted field work in archeology at many sites in Israel and Jordon. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Last Kind Words Saloon

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Book Number: 
641
Date Fred Read: 
February 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Larry McMurtry
Total Pages: 
196
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2014

Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screen-writer, and avid book collector. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Lonesome Dove (whose success inspired three related books: prequels and sequels). Book 641 was a New York Times Bestseller.  Read more

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The Book of the Dun Cow

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Book Number: 
640
Date Fred Read: 
February 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Total Pages: 
245
Publisher: 
Harper San Francisco
Year: 
2003

Walter Wangerin, Jr., a Lutheran minister and a professor at Valparaiso University, IN, teaches literature, theology, creative writing, and is writer-in-residence. This fantasy novel is loosely based upon the beast fable of Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the story of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. It was the 1978 winner of the National Book Award for Sci Fi.  Read more

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The Children’s Blizzard

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Book Number: 
639
Date Fred Read: 
February 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
David Laskin
Total Pages: 
271
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2005

David Laskin was educated at Harvard College and New College, Oxford. For the past 25 years, he has written books and articles on subjects including history, weather, travel, gardens and the natural world. His most recent book, The Children's Blizzard, won the Washington State Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Nonfiction.  Read more

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Methodist Theology (Doing Theology)

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Book Number: 
638
Date Fred Read: 
January 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Kenneth Wilson
Total Pages: 
176
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury T & T Clark
Year: 
2011

Kenneth Wilson, educated at Cambridge and Bristol Universities, is a Methodist Minister and a Visiting Research Fellow, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Chichester University. This gift book is one a series of six 'Doing Theology' books published by T & T Clark.  Read more

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Grant Wood’s Iowa: A Visitor’s Guide

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Book Number: 
637
Date Fred Read: 
January 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
124
Publisher: 
Country Press
Year: 
2013

Wende Elliott is a writer, organic farmer, and activist for organic and fair-trade food who has taught at Iowa State University. William Balthazar Rose is a painter who has taught at UC Berkeley and Princeton University. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends

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Book Number: 
636
Date Fred Read: 
January 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Elie Wiesel
Total Pages: 
235
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
1986

Elie Wiesel, a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, and Holocaust survivor, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He is the author of very many books. Years ago I read his trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day. These and many of his other books were bestsellers. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve reviewed, click on his name.)  Read more

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Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations

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Book Number: 
635
Date Fred Read: 
December 2015
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Adrian Bejan
Author: 
J. Peder Zane

Adrian Bejan is Duke University’s J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. J. Peder Zane is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Augustine’s College. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence

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Book Number: 
634
Date Fred Read: 
December 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
267
Publisher: 
Schoken
Year: 
2015

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, he has received honorary degrees from universities around the world. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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