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.

Christian Religion

The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament’s Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book

Book Number: 
713
Date Fred Read: 
July 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Julie Galambush
Total Pages: 
309
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year: 
2005

Julie Galambush, an associate Professor at The College of William and Mary, has a Ph.D. in OT studies from Emory Univ. and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. Formerly an ordained Baptist minister, she converted to Judaism and is a member of Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church. VA.  Read more

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

Book Number: 
712
Date Fred Read: 
July 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
416
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2011

John Shelby Spong is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000 he was Bishop of Newark. He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author. This book takes readers into the contemporary academic debate about the Bible. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith

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Book Number: 
707
Date Fred Read: 
May 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
287
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
2006

Diana Butler Bass holds a Ph.D. in American religious history from Duke. She became a full-time writer, independent researcher, educator, and consultant. She tells here her experience in a journey to 50 growing mainline churches to find out what practices work well today. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name).  Read more

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The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be a Christian

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Book Number: 
705
Date Fred Read: 
May 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Brian McLaren
Total Pages: 
228
Publisher: 
Convergent Books
Year: 
2016

Brian McLaren is a Christian thinker, author, and activist, with a former pastor with a background in literature. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a board chair of Convergence. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis

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Book Number: 
704
Date Fred Read: 
May 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Garry Wills
Total Pages: 
249
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year: 
2015

Historian Garry Wills, who won a Pulitzer Prize, is a professor emeritus at Northwestern and author of NYT’s bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Grounded: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution

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Book Number: 
703
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Diana Butler Bass
Total Pages: 
290
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2017

Diana Butler Bass holds a Ph.D. in American religious history from Duke. After 12 years teaching, she became a full-time writer, independent researcher, educator, and consultant. This book, her ninth, was a winner of the RNA (Religious News Association) Book Award, Nautilus Award, and Wilbur Award. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name).  Read more

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years

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Book Number: 
702
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Philip Jenkins
Total Pages: 
287
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2010

Philip Jenkins has a joint appointment with Penn State U. and Baylor U. He is author of many books, including The Lost History of Christianity. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic

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Book Number: 
698
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
316
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2013

John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark for 24 years. Since then he has taught at Harvard, Drew, the University of the Pacific and the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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How to Read the Bible

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Book Number: 
696
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Harvey Cox
Total Pages: 
237
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2015

Harvey Cox is the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. His classic book ‘The Secular City’ is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential books of Protestant theology. He is also the author of 'The Future of Faith.’ (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle-East, Africa, and Asia – and How It Died

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Book Number: 
695
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Philip Jenkins
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2009

Philip Jenkins has a joint appointment at Penn State University and Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in the media and has been a guest on national radio programs. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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