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.

General Religion

Common Ground: Lessons and Legends from the World’s Great Faiths

Book Number: 
715
Date Fred Read: 
August 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Todd Outcalt
Total Pages: 
295
Publisher: 
Skyhorse Publishing
Year: 
2015

Todd Outcalt, a United Methodist pastor, is the author of thirty books in six languages. He has contributed to many magazines. This was a gift book.  Read more

Beliefs that Changed the World: The History and Ideas of the Great Religions

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Book Number: 
708
Date Fred Read: 
May 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
John Bowker
Total Pages: 
300
Publisher: 
Quercus Publishing
Year: 
2015

John Bowker is an emeritus professor of Gresham College. London. He has been a Fellow and Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge. A well-known broadcaster on religions, he published more than 40 books. This was a Christmas gift. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Practicing Compassion

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Book Number: 
697
Date Fred Read: 
March 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Frank Rogers
Total Pages: 
138
Publisher: 
Fresh Air Books
Year: 
2014

Frank Rogers Jr. Is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Muriel Bernice Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and Codirector of the Center for Engaged Compassion ay Claremont School of Theology. His research and teaching focus is on spiritual formation.  Read more

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On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families

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Book Number: 
684
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
Scribner
Year: 
2014

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and wrote On Death and Dying (1969) - her groundbreaking book on the five stages of grief. This is an anniversary edition of her seminal work.  Read more

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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Book Number: 
683
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Author: 
Desmond Tutu
Author: 
Douglas Abrams
Total Pages: 
352
Publisher: 
Avery
Year: 
2016

the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and Tibetan Buddhism. Desmond Tutu was a leader in the crusade for justice and reconciliation in South Africa. (For their books I’ve read, click on their names.) Douglas Abrams has collaborated with Desmond Tutu as his cowriter and editor. This book was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

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Book Number: 
682
Date Fred Read: 
December 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Deepak Chopra
Total Pages: 
253
Publisher: 
Harmony
Year: 
2014

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 40 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Perennial Philosophy

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Book Number: 
667
Date Fred Read: 
August 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Aldous Huxley
Total Pages: 
312
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
1945

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) wrote 11 novels – Brave New World (1932) is his masterpiece and The Perennial Philosophy (1944) may be his best known. A prolific writer, he's written 20 Essays and 15 other styles of literature: Short Stories, Poetry, Dramas, and Selected Works. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World’s Religions Can Come Together

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Book Number: 
666
Date Fred Read: 
August 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Doubleday
Year: 
2010

Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He is a recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Human Rights Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent attempts to return Tibet to the Tibetan people. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

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Book Number: 
595
Date Fred Read: 
February 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Karen Armstrong
Total Pages: 
401
Publisher: 
Knopf
Year: 
2014

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun, then left and went to St. Anne’s College, Oxford. In 1982 she became a full-time writer and broadcaster. (For her books I’ve read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

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Book Number: 
587
Date Fred Read: 
December 2014
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Mircea Eliade
Total Pages: 
232
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Year: 
1987

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, and philosopher. He was chairman of the department of the history of religion at the University of Chicago. This highly regarded book was first published in 1957.  Read more

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