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

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Book Number: 
783
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
279
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2017

In this book Robert Wright states that Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life

Book Number: 
782
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
392
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year: 
1995

New Republic senior editor Robert Wright's account of the latest trends in Darwinian theory describes the logic behind the emerging evolutionary psychology; the subjects range from friendship and romance to xenophobia and sibling rivalry. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Collected Works of Wallace Stegner

Book Number: 
781
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Wallace Stegner
Total Pages: 
525
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year: 
1990

Wallace Stegner (1909 – 1993) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose and the 1977 U.S. National Book Award for The Spectator Bird.  Read more

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell – Two Books in One

Book Number: 
780
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen Hawking
Total Pages: 
464
Publisher: 
Bantam Books
Year: 
2007

For this illustrated edition, Stephen Hawking prepared a new introduction (dated 1996) to BHT and wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel. This edition is enhanced with more than 240 full-color illustrations. It was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Montana 1948: A Novel

Book Number: 
779
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Larry Watson
Total Pages: 
169
Publisher: 
Milkweed Editions
Year: 
2007

Larry Watson won The Milkweed National Fiction Prize and The Mountains and Plains Bookseller Association Regional Book Award for creating a completely new American classic, an evocation of a time, a place, and more: a story whose pages will not stop turning - its characters will not let them.  Read more

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

Book Number: 
778
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
409
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
2011

John Shelby Spong, former Episcopal Bishop of Newark, has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout the world. A leading spokesperson for liberal Christianity for decades, this book is one of four of his books he mentions in his book Biblical Literalism. (To see his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit

Book Number: 
777
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Krista Tippett
Total Pages: 
283
Publisher: 
Penguin Group
Year: 
2010

Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and NYT bestselling author, received in 2014 the National Humanities Medal at the White House. She is the host of NPR’s On Being. (I’ve read her three books.)  Read more

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Book Number: 
776
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Krista Tippett
Total Pages: 
274
Publisher: 
Penguin Press
Year: 
2016

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and NYT bestselling author. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House. She is the host of NPR’s On Being. (I’ve read her three books.)  Read more

Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality

Book Number: 
775
Date Fred Read: 
September 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Jim Marion
Total Pages: 
301
Publisher: 
Hampton Roads
Year: 
2011

Jim Marion is a contemporary American mystic who studied for the priesthood and pursued divinity studies at Hartford Seminary Foundation. He is the founder of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness and the author of The Death of the Mythic God.  Read more

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Book Number: 
774
Date Fred Read: 
September 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
221
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
2018

Diana Butler Bass, with a PhD in religious studies, is currently an independent scholar. She is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges, universities, and churches across North America. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name.)  Read more

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