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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Image of Science of Being and Art of Living
Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Mediation

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (His Holiness) is the founder of the Worldwide Transcendental Meditation Movement. This book was first published in 1963 and extended thereafter. (Six Appendices add 74 pp.)

Eastern & Native Religion Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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103
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The God Code: The Secret of Our Past, the Promise of Our Future

A former computer systems designer, Gregg Braden’s peers regard him “a leading authority on bridging the wisdom of the past with the science, technology, and peace of our future.” In 2005 Amazon.com listed four books by him.

Abrahamic Religion Gregg Braden
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211
Image of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

A Stanford philosophy graduate, Sam Harris has studied Eastern and Western religions for 20 years. This, his first book, received the 2005 PEN Award for non-fiction. His second book, Letter to a Christian Nation, was written in response to the many negative reactions of the current book.

General Religion Sam Harris
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213
Image of The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot
The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot

Herbert Krosney is an award-winning writer and documentary film-maker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He has worked for TV networks throughout the world. This book was a NYT bestseller.

Christian Religion Herbert Krosney
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256
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Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up

John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple Univ. His 1989 bestseller Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences was greatly enjoyed by a mathematician friend who gave me this book to review. Amazon.com lists over 20 books by Paulos in English.

Philosophy & Theology John Allen Paulos
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258
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March

Geraldine Brooks, has been a correspondent for the WSJ and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Amazon.com lists 10 books by her. This novel won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize, but the strong comments (very positive or very negative) from my wife’s Book Club intrigued me.

Fiction Geraldine Brooks
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268
Image of The Song Of The Lark (1915)
The Song of the Lark

Willa Cather (1873-1974) became a world renowned author of frontier life in the American west. I read her novels are O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and Death Comes to the Archbishop long before I began writing reviews. The Song of the Lark was published in 1915. For her work, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willa_Cather is a good source.

Fiction Willa Cather
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369
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The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) is one of those rare authors whose last name has become an adjective because of this work, published in 1532 and banned in 1557 when the Catholic Inquisition made its first Index of Forbidden Books. This was a gift book.

Philosophy & Theology Machiavelli
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482
Image of Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind
Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind

Todd Burpo, pastor of Crossroad Wesleyan Church, Imperial, NE, and his wife Sonja Burpo wrote this book as one of three follow-ups to the NYT bestselling book Heaven is for Real (book 481). This was a gift book from the person who gave me book 481.

Christian Religion
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11
Image of The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
The Case for Faith – A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity

Lee Strobel has written 9 books by 2000; “The Case for Christ” is his No. 1 bestseller. He is a former atheist and legal editor of the Chicago Tribune. He is now a teaching pastor at Saddleback Valley Community Church. (The book has extensive notes and a large bibliography.)

Christian Religion Lee Strobel
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57
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The Problem of Pain (fifth book in The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)

The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics includes 7 books (the fifth is The Problem of Pain). C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford, then Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)

Christian Religion C. S. Lewis
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182
Image of God on Your Own : Finding A Spiritual Path Outside Religion
God on your Own: Finding a Spiritual Path Outside Religion

Joseph Dispenza has degrees in the humanities and communication. A former monk, former university professor, and cofounder of LifePath Retreats, he writes and is a spiritual counselor. In 2006 Amazon.com listed 16 books by him.

General Religion Joseph Dispenza
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199
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The Nature of Space and Time

Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose are recognized world-wide as experts working on the frontiers of modern mathematical and theoretical physics. This book is a very high-level debate. (For their books I've read, click on either author's name.)

Science
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201
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The Nag Hammadi Library

This book says it is The Definitive Translation of the Gnostic Scriptures Complete in One Volume by James M. Robinson, Third Completely Revised Edition. It has also an 18-pp Afterword by Richard Smith.

Christian Religion
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203
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I Am a Strange Loop

Douglas Hofstadter is Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana Univefsity. In 2007 Amazon.com listed 8 books by him. [See my review of his splendid book 149 Gödel, Escher, and Bach (aka GEB).]

Math Douglas Hofstadter
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