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.

Science & Religion

Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind

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Book Number: 
606
Date Fred Read: 
April 2015
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Kenneth Ring
Author: 
Sharon Cooper
Total Pages: 
136
Publisher: 
iUniverse
Year: 
2008

Kenneth Ring, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Univ. of Connecticut, is co-founder and Past President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. Sharon Cooper is with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and the Univ. of Connecticut Health Center.  Read more

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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

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Book Number: 
605
Date Fred Read: 
April 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Sam Parnia
Author: 
Josh Young
Total Pages: 
292
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2014

Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D., is a leading expert on cardiac arrest resuscitation, scientific studies of death, the mind-brain relationship and NDEs. He directs the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation). Josh Young, a bestselling author and journalist, specializes in co-writing books with notable personalities.  Read more

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Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children

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Book Number: 
604
Date Fred Read: 
April 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Melvin Morse
Author: 
Paul Perry
Total Pages: 
226
Publisher: 
Ivy Books
Year: 
1990

Melvin Morse, M.D., is a recognized authority in the field of near-death studies and has researched NDEs in children for eight years. He has a National Service Research Award. Paul Perry, a Gannet Center for Media scholar, coauthored books with Raymond Moody.  Read more

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Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon – Survival of Bodily Death

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Book Number: 
603
Date Fred Read: 
April 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Raymond Moody, Jr.
Total Pages: 
174
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2001

This edition marks the 25th anniversary of Raymond Moody, Jr.'s 1976 bestseller. A world-renowned scholar, lecturer, author, and researcher, he is widely recognized as a leading authority on near-death experiences. He taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he holds the Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies.  Read more

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Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience

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Book Number: 
602
Date Fred Read: 
April 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Pim van Lommel
Total Pages: 
357
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2011

Pim van Lommel is a world-renowned cardiologist who, after publishing his initial study of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, devoted his time to further research and world-wide lecturing on NDEs. This book is the result of a detailed study of NDE and out-of-body experiences.  Read more

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The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

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Book Number: 
593
Date Fred Read: 
January 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
321
Publisher: 
Schocken
Year: 
2011

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth since 1991. He received honorary degrees from many universities. He was made a Life Peer, with a seat in the House of Lords in 2009. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Why Us? How Science Rediscovers the Mystery of Ourselves

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Book Number: 
584
Date Fred Read: 
November 2014
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
James Le Fanu
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
Pantheon
Year: 
2009

James Le Fanu, M.D., combined general practice with contributing weekly newspaper columns, articles, and books. This gift book makes the case for a spiritual mind beyond the physical mind of neuroscience. His book The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2001.  Read more

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God for the 21st Century

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Book Number: 
576
Date Fred Read: 
September 2014
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Russell Stannard
Total Pages: 
194
Publisher: 
Templeton Press
Year: 
2000

Russell Stannard is emeritus professor of physics at the Open University, the UK’s largest university. Besides contributing to the science-religion debate, he has written best-selling books introducing children to modern science and is a well-known TV and radio broadcaster. He provides a brief introduction to the eleven various topics. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives

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Book Number: 
567
Date Fred Read: 
July 2014
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Mario Beauregard
Total Pages: 
214
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2013

Mario Beauregard is an associate research professor at the Departments of Psychology and Radiology and the Neuroscience Research Center at the University of Montreal. I bought this book when I bought book 566. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul

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Book Number: 
566
Date Fred Read: 
July 2014
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Mario Beauregard
Author: 
Denyse O’Leary
Total Pages: 
295
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2007

Mario Beauregard, Associate Research Professor at the Departments of Psychology and Radiology, and the Neuroscience Research Center, Université de Montréal, has worked on neurobiology of mystical experiences. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.) Denyse O’Leary is a freelance journalist who specializes in faith and science issues.  Read more

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