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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How to Read the Bible

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Book Number: 
696
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Harvey Cox
Total Pages: 
237
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2015

Harvey Cox is the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. His classic book ‘The Secular City’ is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential books of Protestant theology. He is also the author of 'The Future of Faith.’ (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle-East, Africa, and Asia – and How It Died

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Book Number: 
695
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Philip Jenkins
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2009

Philip Jenkins has a joint appointment at Penn State University and Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in the media and has been a guest on national radio programs. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Way of Wonder: A Return to the Mystery of Ourselves

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Book Number: 
694
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
2
Author: 
Jack Haas
Total Pages: 
233
Publisher: 
Iconoclast Press
Year: 
2002

From the back cover: Jack Haas is the author of In and Of, Roots and Wings, and The Dream of Being. He shares his time between British Columbia, Europe, Hawaii, and India. I could find no other info about him. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Eternal Life: A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

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Book Number: 
693
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
239
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2009

John Shelby Spong is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000 he was Bishop of Newark. He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author. He calls this book his spiritual autobiography. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Why Priests? A Failed Tradition

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Book Number: 
692
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Garry Wills
Total Pages: 
290
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year: 
2013

Garry Wills is a professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University. This gift book was a NYT bestseller. He has written many acclaimed and bestselling books, including What Jesus Meant, What Paul Meant, What the Gospels Meant, and Why I Am a Catholic. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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How to Read the Bible & Still Be a Christian: Is God Violent? An Exploration from Genesis to Revelation

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Book Number: 
691
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
246
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2015

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as a foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Learning to Walk in the Dark

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Book Number: 
690
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
191
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2014

Barbara Brown Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry before becoming the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught world religions since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia with her husband Ed. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

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Book Number: 
689
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diane Ackerman
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Headline
Year: 
2014

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. This is a book I was wise enough to give to myself.  Read more

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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

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Book Number: 
688
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen M. Kosslyn
Author: 
G. Wayne Miller
Total Pages: 
181
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2013

Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institue, had academic director positions at Stanford and Harvard, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. G. Wayne Miller, staff writer at the Providence Journal. Both have written several books.  Read more

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Einstein's Essays in Science

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Book Number: 
687
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Albert Einstein
Total Pages: 
128
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Year: 
2009

Besides his research that culminated in acclaimed theories of relativity, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) lectured at universities around the world. He received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy.  Read more

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