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

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

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

Answer to Job

Book Number: 
785
Date Fred Read: 
December 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
C. G. Jung
Total Pages: 
108
Publisher: 
Princeton Press
Year: 
2010

This book is a 108-pp extraction from C. G. Jung’s Collected Works, Volume II, Bollingen Series XX (paragraphs 560 – 758), 1958 by the Bollingen Foundation. Jung’s story uses the Book of Job to describe how Job caused God to change his character and nature.  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

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

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

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

Honest Prayer

Book Number: 
760
Date Fred Read: 
June 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
105
Publisher: 
St. Johann Press
Year: 
2001

This is a reprint of John Shelby Spong's first book printed in 1973 by Seabury Press. It tells us what he taught to his Episcopal congregation (and many others) of Richmond, Virginia. After reading book 759, I decided to also read some of his earliest books. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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