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.

Abrahamic Religion

Rumi: A New Translation

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Book Number: 
710
Date Fred Read: 
June 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Farrukh Dhondy
Total Pages: 
165
Publisher: 
Arcade Publishing
Year: 
2017

Farrukh Dhondy is a London-based writer, screenwriter, playwright, and activist of Indian Parsi descent. He has published novels and short stories, written screenplays for Bollywood, and been a commissioning editor at TV 4 in the UK. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

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Book Number: 
686
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Thomas Cahill
Total Pages: 
310
Publisher: 
Anchor Books
Year: 
2013

Thomas Cahill, author of the bestselling Hinges of History (6 volumes as of 2013), published to great acclaim and translated into several languages. The first 4 volumes were bestsellers. This is volume VI. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: a Translation with Commentary

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Book Number: 
663
Date Fred Read: 
July 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Robert Alter
Total Pages: 
391
Publisher: 
Norton
Year: 
2010

Robert Alter is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. He is a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends

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Book Number: 
636
Date Fred Read: 
January 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Elie Wiesel
Total Pages: 
235
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
1986

Elie Wiesel, a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, and Holocaust survivor, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He is the author of very many books. Years ago I read his trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day. These and many of his other books were bestsellers. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve reviewed, click on his name.)  Read more

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Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence

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Book Number: 
634
Date Fred Read: 
December 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
267
Publisher: 
Schoken
Year: 
2015

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, he has received honorary degrees from universities around the world. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible’s Greatest Stories

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Book Number: 
631
Date Fred Read: 
November 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Bruce Feiler
Total Pages: 
386
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2005

In 2005 Bruce Feiler was the host of the acclaimed PBS series Walking the Bible and was the NYT Bestselling author of seven books, including Walking the Bible and Abraham (book 44). He is a frequent contributor to NPR and a contributing editor at Gourmet and Parade.  Read more

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Kabbalah: An Introduction to the Esoteric Heart of Jewish Mysticism

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Book Number: 
629
Date Fred Read: 
October 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Tim Dedopulos
Total Pages: 
123
Publisher: 
Carlton
Year: 
2005

Tim Dedopulos is a writer, game designer and editor of mixed English and Greek heritage. His published material covers a wide range: novels, short-stories, game guides, direct mail self-help booklets, light popular culture books, and more serious non-fiction works. He is author or co-author of more than 60 books. This book was a gift.  Read more

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To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility

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Book Number: 
597
Date Fred Read: 
February 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
274
Publisher: 
Schoken
Year: 
2005

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, he has received honorary degrees from universities around the world. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony

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Book Number: 
580
Date Fred Read: 
October 2014
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen Schwartz
Total Pages: 
239
Publisher: 
Doubleday
Year: 
2008

Stephen Schwartz, a journalist who is executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, is the author of the 2002 book ‘Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism.’ This 2008 book was a gift.  Read more

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Jesus & Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

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Book Number: 
559
Date Fred Read: 
May 2014
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
F.E. Peters
Total Pages: 
181
Publisher: 
Oxford Univ. Press
Year: 
2010

F.E. Peters is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Religion at New York University and a scholar and teacher of classics, philosophy, urbanism, Middle East history, and Islamic Studies. This was a gift book from a friend who also gave me book 558.  Read more

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