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 Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

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Book Number: 
32
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass; 1st edition
Year: 
1999

Books 32 and 33, with dedications by Parker J. Palmer, were sent to me by him after I sent him a letter telling him how much his book 8, “The Active Life” has meant to me. In reply he also sent me a letter along with the two books. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Philosophical Dilemmas: A Pro and Con Introduction to the Major Questions

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Book Number: 
31
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Phil Washburn
Total Pages: 
370
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition
Year: 
2000

Philosopher Phil Washburn teaches in the General Studies Program at the School of Continuing Education at New York University. This is a very well-organized textbook with an annotated bibliography of historical examples and annotated contemporary sources for each issue.  Read more

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Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science And The Bible

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Book Number: 
30
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Total Pages: 
170
Publisher: 
Bantum Books
Year: 
1991

This was Gerald L. Schroeder’s first book. It gives, qualitatively, the main ideas of books 22 and 23. But in these two more recent books he has quantified his cosmology and biology (by inputs from selected experts), to give you a lot more, with much of it in well-described detail.  Read more

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How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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Book Number: 
29
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
223
Publisher: 
Atria
Year: 
2003

This book goes into greater depth of Buddhist thinking than do books 4 and 5 by the Dalai Lama. In this book he discusses other religions and compares them to his Tibetan Buddhism. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Biblical Literacy: the Most important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible

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Book Number: 
28
Date Fred Read: 
April 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Joseph Telushkin
Total Pages: 
597
Publisher: 
William Morrow
Year: 
1997

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's “Biblical Literacy” had excellent reviews, like: “In one stunning volume, Telushkin makes the profound ideas, events, and people of the Hebrew Bible engaging and immediately accessible. With his unique clarity, warmth, and wit, he masterfully leads us on a joyful journey through the most influential book in human history. Biblical Literacy is a gift.”  Read more

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Cry Pain, Cry Hope: a Guide to the Dimensions of Call

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Book Number: 
27
Date Fred Read: 
April 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Elizabeth O'Conner
Total Pages: 
192
Publisher: 
The Servant Leadership School
Year: 
1987

This journal focuses on Elizabeth O'Conner’s personal experiences, letting you into her hopes, dreams, anguish, and fears, but most importantly, into her reflections on all the issues that meant the most to her. Its 38 short essays, written over a five years, were organized into this book. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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Journey Inward, Journey Outward

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Book Number: 
26
Date Fred Read: 
April 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Elizabeth O'Conner
Total Pages: 
175
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year: 
1975

Written in response to her “The Call to Commitment” (book 25), Elizabeth O'Conner continues the story of The Church of the Savior, adding their Restoration Corps, preschool program, FLOC (For Love of Children), Communion Suppers, and growth of the Potter’s House. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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Call to Commitment

Book Number: 
25
Date Fred Read: 
April 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Elizabeth O'Conner
Total Pages: 
224
Publisher: 
Harper San Francisco
Year: 
1975

Elizabeth O'Conner was a lay member of The Church of the Savior in Washington, DC (founded by Gordon Cosby after being a chaplain in WWII. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

The Power of Myth

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Book Number: 
24
Date Fred Read: 
March 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Joseph Campbell
Author: 
Bill Moyers
Total Pages: 
293
Publisher: 
Anchor
Year: 
1991

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was interviewed by Bill Moyers in 1987 and this book is the result. Campbell’s 40 years of study of mythology makes him one of the world’s foremost authorities on mythology. To him mythology is “the song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” This book shows the wit and wisdom of both men.  Read more

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The Garden of the Prophet

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Book Number: 
19
Date Fred Read: 
February 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Kahlil Gibran
Total Pages: 
67
Publisher: 
Knopf
Year: 
1995

This book, first published in 1933, is an expansion upon Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet”(book 18) which has some comments about the history of the author. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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