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 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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Pascal’s Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding

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Book Number: 
633
Date Fred Read: 
December 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Keith Ward
Total Pages: 
258
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year: 
2007

Keith Ward is Professor of divinity, Gresham College, London and Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Oxford. He is the author of this best-selling book and the best-selling God for the Perplexed (new edition 2013) and many other books. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.) This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Irony of American History

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Book Number: 
632
Date Fred Read: 
November 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Reinhold Niebuhr
Total Pages: 
174
Publisher: 
U. of Chicago Press
Year: 
2008

Philosopher and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) taught for 30 years at Union Theological Seminary, NYC. The author of several books, he received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1964. This book has a 3-pp 1952 Preface by Niebuhr and a 13-pp 2007 Introduction by Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University.  Read more

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Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible’s Greatest Stories

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Book Number: 
631
Date Fred Read: 
November 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Bruce Feiler
Total Pages: 
386
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2005

In 2005 Bruce Feiler was the host of the acclaimed PBS series Walking the Bible and was the NYT Bestselling author of seven books, including Walking the Bible and Abraham (book 44). He is a frequent contributor to NPR and a contributing editor at Gourmet and Parade.  Read more

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Book Number: 
630
Date Fred Read: 
October 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Reza Aslan
Total Pages: 
216
Publisher: 
Random House
Year: 
2014

Reza Aslan has a MS in theological studies from Harvard. An internationally acclaimed writer and a scholar of religion, his books – No god but God, and Beyond Fundamentalism – received high acclaim. Zealot, a gift book from a friend who had read it, was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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