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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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

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Book Number: 
686
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thomas Cahill
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Anchor Books
Year: 
2013

Thomas Cahill, author of the bestselling Hinges of History (6 volumes as of 2013), published to great acclaim and translated into several languages. The first 4 volumes were bestsellers. This is volume VI. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age

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Book Number: 
685
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
James Carroll
Total Pages: 
284
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year: 
2014

James Carroll, author of 18 books, is a journalist for the Boston Globe. His memoir, An American Requiem received the 1996 National Book Award in nonfiction. His book Constantine’s Sword was a NYT bestseller and a 2001 Best Book by the LA Times.  Read more

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On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families

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Book Number: 
684
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
Scribner
Year: 
2014

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and wrote On Death and Dying (1969) - her groundbreaking book on the five stages of grief. This is an anniversary edition of her seminal work.  Read more

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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Book Number: 
683
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Author: 
Desmond Tutu
Author: 
Douglas Abrams
Total Pages: 
352
Publisher: 
Avery
Year: 
2016

the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and Tibetan Buddhism. Desmond Tutu was a leader in the crusade for justice and reconciliation in South Africa. (For their books I’ve read, click on their names.) Douglas Abrams has collaborated with Desmond Tutu as his cowriter and editor. This book was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

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Book Number: 
682
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Deepak Chopra
Total Pages: 
253
Publisher: 
Harmony
Year: 
2014

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 40 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

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Book Number: 
681
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
269
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2013

Diana Butler Bass has a Ph.D in religious studies from Duke. She is a regular commentator on religion, politics and culture for media outlets nationwide. She wrote A People’s History of Christianity. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of Privy Counseling

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Book Number: 
680
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
176
Publisher: 
Image Classics
Year: 
1996

William Johnston has translated several works from the contemplative traditions of East and West. Huston Smith is widely regarded as one of the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authorities on the history of religion.  Read more

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The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins

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Book Number: 
679
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
255
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2014

Stephen J. Patterson is George H. Atkinson professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette U., wrote Beyond the Passion; Rethinking the Death and Life of Jesus, and The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Möbius Strip: Dr. August Mobius’s Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Technology, and Cosmology

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Book Number: 
678
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
200
Publisher: 
Thunder’s Mouth Press
Year: 
2006

Clifford Pickover, a prolific writer with a Ph.D. from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, has published 45 books (as of 2011) and is an associate editor for several scientific journals. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years

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Book Number: 
677
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Cokie Roberts
Author: 
Susan Stamberg
Author: 
Noah Adams
Total Pages: 
256
Publisher: 
Chronicle Books
Year: 
2010

This gift book has four more authors and many contributors, plus a general CD and 4 timely CDs – for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s. They give historical highlights in mostly short (1-2 pp texts plus 1 or more pp photos) segments - a delight to those who love NPR’s ground-breaking radio style.  Read more

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