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.

Philosophy & Theology

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Book Number: 
776
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Krista Tippett
Total Pages: 
274
Publisher: 
Penguin Press
Year: 
2016

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and NYT bestselling author. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House. She is the host of NPR’s On Being. (I’ve read her three books.)  Read more

The Eternal Now

Book Number: 
766
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Tillich
Total Pages: 
185
Publisher: 
Scribner’s
Year: 
1963

This is the third volume of Paul Tillich’s collections of sermons, dating from 1955 to 1963. Because of the title – a subject of interest but much ambiguity, I bought and read this book before buying his first and second collections – books 764 and 765. The three volumes reflect changes in his development of his theology. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The New Being

Book Number: 
765
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Tillich
Total Pages: 
179
Publisher: 
Nebraska Press
Year: 
2005

Paul Tillich (1886–1965), son of a Lutheran pastor, had a philosophy doctorate and was ordained in the Lutheran church. He is widely regarded as the leading Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. This book, first published in 1955, is the second of three collections of his sermons. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Shaking of the Foundations

Book Number: 
764
Date Fred Read: 
July 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Tillich
Total Pages: 
186
Publisher: 
Wipf & Stock
Year: 
2012

Paul Tillich (1886-1965) was barred from teaching in Germany in 1933. He emigrated to the United States, holding teaching positions at Union Theological Seminary, NY (1933-1955); Harvard Divinity School (1955-1962); and the Univ. of Chicago Divinity School (1962-1965). This book, first published in 1948, is the first of three collections of his sermons. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Book Number: 
736
Date Fred Read: 
January 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Stephen Batchelor
Total Pages: 
341
Publisher: 
Yale Univ. Press
Year: 
2017

Stephen Batchelor has written several books about Buddhism. He lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide. He is a contributing editor of Tricycle and is director of studies of the Sharpton College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Enquiry, Devon, England. This book contains much that is not in Book 735.  Read more

Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Book Number: 
735
Date Fred Read: 
January 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen Batchelor
Total Pages: 
115
Publisher: 
Riverhead Books
Year: 
1998

Stephen Batchelor has written several books about Buddhism. He lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide. He is a contributing editor of Tricycle and is director of studies of the Sharpton College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Enquiry, Devon, England. This book was a national bestseller.  Read more

Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness

Book Number: 
732
Date Fred Read: 
December 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Eben Alexander
Author: 
Karen Newell
Total Pages: 
259
Publisher: 
Rodale
Year: 
2017

Eben Alexander was an academic neurosurgeon for more than 25 years. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.) Karen Newell is a lifelong seeker of esoteric wisdom with first-hand experience exploring realms of consciousness. This was a gift book.  Read more

A Spirituality Named Compassion: Uniting Mystical Awareness with Social Justice

Book Number: 
720
Date Fred Read: 
September 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Matthew Fox
Total Pages: 
270
Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
Year: 
1999

Matthew Fox is a theologian, educator, and former Dominican priest. He founded and is president of the University of Creation Spirituality and co-director of the Naropa Institute’s master’s program in Creation Spirituality. The paperback edition was a gift.  Read more

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

Book Number: 
718
Date Fred Read: 
August 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
David Gelernter
Total Pages: 
251
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2016

David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale. His research has proved important to several leading Web-search efforts and to the development of the Java programming language and the development of the first modern social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.  Read more

Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

Image of Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind
Book Number: 
699
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
242
Publisher: 
Rowan & Littlefield
Year: 
2015

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for nearly four decades. Meditation can provide consciousness and spirituality that the organic brain of neuroscience cannot explain.  Read more

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