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 Battle for God

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Book Number: 
9
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Karen Armstrong
Total Pages: 
371
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year: 
2001

Karen Armstrong, a former Roman Catholic nun, has written more than 13 books by 2002. She has commented on the life of Mohammed on PBS. She left the her order in 1969, went to Oxford, and has been a free-lance writer since 1982. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring

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Book Number: 
8
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
157
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass
Year: 
1999

Parker J. Palmer is widely published (as of 1990, 10 poems, 80+ essays, 8 books) and he gives lectures and often leads workshops and retreats. He is a sociologist-philosopher, an activist, and a Quaker. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Many Worlds: the New Universe, Extraterrestrial Life and Theological Implications

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Book Number: 
3
Date Fred Read: 
October 2002
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
210
Publisher: 
Templeton Foundation Press
Year: 
2000

Steven J. Dick is the historian of science at the US Naval Observatory and an avid follower of cosmology, both physical and spiritual. This book has essays by 12 cosmologists - scientists or theologists, both religious and atheists.  Read more

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The World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

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Book Number: 
17
Date Fred Read: 
February 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Huston Smith
Total Pages: 
391
Publisher: 
HarperOne; Rev Rep edition
Year: 
1991

This is a revised and updated edition of Huston Smith's “The Religions of Man.” The revision reflects feedback from the five-part PBS series where Bill Moyers interviewed Huston Smith. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Faith of a Physicist (Theology and the Sciences)

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Book Number: 
2
Date Fred Read: 
October 2002
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
John Polkinghorne
Total Pages: 
194
Publisher: 
Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Year: 
1996

John Polkinghorne was a high-energy theorist who left a successful physics career to become an Anglican minister. He is president of Queen’s College, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the British Royal Society. Here he uses the Nicene Creed (381 AD) as an “outline” to express his faith. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief

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Book Number: 
1
Date Fred Read: 
October 2002
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Huston Smith
Total Pages: 
277
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2001

Huston Smith wrote the best seller “The World's Religions” (book 17). He also did a 5-part PBS special on religions with Bill Moyers. Smith is an internationally recognized expert, having spent his life learning Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the “Chinese Religious Complex.” (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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