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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Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity

Book Number: 
770
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
228
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2012

Pastors David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy present a lively and stimulating tour of what it means to be a "progressive" Christian. Based on the bestselling DVD course of the same name, Living the Questions explores matters many churches are afraid to address. This was a gift book.  Read more

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

Book Number: 
769
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Edward O. Wilson
Total Pages: 
231
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2017

Edward O. Wilson, widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists and author of 31 books, is a professor emeritus at Harvard University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life

Book Number: 
768
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Harold S. Kushner
Total Pages: 
171
Publisher: 
Knopf
Year: 
2015

Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, having long served that congregation. His books include the huge bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People. This, his thirteenth book, was a gift. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

Book Number: 
767
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
184
Publisher: 
Berrett-Koehler
Year: 
2018

Parker J. Palmer is founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of ten books. His work has been recognized with thirteen honorary doctorates and with the William Rainey Harper Award. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Eternal Now

Book Number: 
766
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Tillich
Total Pages: 
185
Publisher: 
Scribner’s
Year: 
1963

This is the third volume of Paul Tillich’s collections of sermons, dating from 1955 to 1963. Because of the title – a subject of interest but much ambiguity, I bought and read this book before buying his first and second collections – books 764 and 765. The three volumes reflect changes in his development of his theology. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The New Being

Book Number: 
765
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Tillich
Total Pages: 
179
Publisher: 
Nebraska Press
Year: 
2005

Paul Tillich (1886–1965), son of a Lutheran pastor, had a philosophy doctorate and was ordained in the Lutheran church. He is widely regarded as the leading Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. This book, first published in 1955, is the second of three collections of his sermons. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Shaking of the Foundations

Book Number: 
764
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Tillich
Total Pages: 
186
Publisher: 
Wipf & Stock
Year: 
2012

Paul Tillich (1886-1965) was barred from teaching in Germany in 1933. He emigrated to the United States, holding teaching positions at Union Theological Seminary, NY (1933-1955); Harvard Divinity School (1955-1962); and the Univ. of Chicago Divinity School (1962-1965). This book, first published in 1948, is the first of three collections of his sermons. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Life of Pi

Book Number: 
763
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Yann Martel
Total Pages: 
319
Publisher: 
Mariner
Year: 
2001

Yann Martel, the son of diplomats, was born in Spain in 1963. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. He studied philosophy in college. He worked odd jobs until he began earning his living as a writer. This international bestseller won the Man Booker Prize and became a movie.  Read more

Dialogue: In Search of Jewish-Christian Understanding

Book Number: 
762
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
106
Publisher: 
Seabury Press
Year: 
1999

This dialogue was between John Shelby Spong of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Jack Daniel Spiro of Temple Beth Ahabah, both in Richmond, VA, in 1975. It received local press, radio and TV coverage. (For Spong’s books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

This Hebrew Lord: A Bishop’s Search for the Authentic Jesus

Book Number: 
761
Date Fred Read: 
June 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
186
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
1993

This is Spong’s 1993 update of his second book of 1973. John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal bishop of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2000. He is one of the leading spokepersons for liberal Christianity. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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