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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Cheers, Fred

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)

Book Number: 
797
Date Fred Read: 
April 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Jared Diamond
Total Pages: 
368
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2006

Jared Diamond, author of bestselling books 'Collapse' and 'Guns, Germs, and Steel,' is a professor of geography at UCLA. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is a MacArthur Fellow and was awarded the National Medal of Science. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

This Land: America, Lost and Found

Book Number: 
796
Date Fred Read: 
March 2019
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Dan Barry
Total Pages: 
388
Publisher: 
Black Dog
Year: 
2018

Dan Barry is a prize-winning journalist. Among his many journalistic honors are a share of a Pulitzer Prize: a George Polk Award; an American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for deadline reporting for coverage of the first anniversary of 9/11; a Mike Berger Award for in-depth human interest reporting; and the PEN/ESPN Literary Award for Sports Writing.  Read more

How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Moments

Book Number: 
795
Date Fred Read: 
March 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Andrew M. Davis
Author: 
Philip Clayton
Total Pages: 
249
Publisher: 
Monkfish
Year: 
2018

Andrew M. Davis is a philosopher, theologian, and scholar of world religions. His research interests surround Metaphysics and Philosophical Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Natural Theology, Comparative Religion and Applied Spirituality. Philip Clayton is a contemporary American philosopher of religion and philosopher of science. His work focuses on the intersection of science, ethics, and society. He currently holds the Ingraham Chair at Claremont School of Theology.  Read more

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe

Book Number: 
794
Date Fred Read: 
March 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Richard Rohr
Total Pages: 
234
Publisher: 
Convergent Books
Year: 
2019

Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, where he also serves as academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation.  Read more

The Way of Chuang Tzu

Book Number: 
793
Date Fred Read: 
February 2019
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Thomas Merton
Total Pages: 
156
Publisher: 
New Directions

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Merton for having a more profound knowledge of Buddhism than any other Christian he had known. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Why Religion? A Personal Story

Book Number: 
792
Date Fred Read: 
February 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Elaine Pagels
Total Pages: 
277
Publisher: 
Harper Luxe
Year: 
2018

Elaine Pagels taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she chaired the department of religion. She is now the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of several books on religious subjects and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

Book Number: 
791
Date Fred Read: 
February 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
347
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year: 
2001

Robert Wright is a contributing editor of The New Republic, a Slate.com columnist, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the cofounder of www.bloggingheads.tv and runs the web-based video project www.meaningoflife.tv. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

On the Future: Prospects for Humanity

Book Number: 
790
Date Fred Read: 
February 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Martin Rees
Total Pages: 
227
Publisher: 
Princeton U. Press
Year: 
2018

Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, has been Master of Trinity College and Director of Astronomy at Cambridge. As a member of the UK's House of Lords and former President of the Royal Society, he is much involved in international science and issues of technological risk. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Book Number: 
789
Date Fred Read: 
January 2019
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Yuval Noah Harari
Total Pages: 
323
Publisher: 
Spiegel & Grau
Year: 
2018

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. 'Sapiens' (2014) looked deep into our past, 'Homo Deus' (2016) considered far-future scenarios, and '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' (2018) zooms in on the biggest questions of the present era. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Book Number: 
788
Date Fred Read: 
January 2019
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Yuval Noah Harari
Total Pages: 
402
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2017

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed and international phenomenon Sapiens, presents an equally original, compelling, provocative book, focusing on our quest toward humanity’s future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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