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Books

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For my favorites specifically on Christian history, see the books section of my Christianity page

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (2011) by Richard Rohr

– Alec Ross’s The Industries of the Future (2016)

– Kevin Kelly - The Inevitable - Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future - Viking (2016)

– Paul Johnson - A history of Christianity (1976)

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage (2014), by Ryan Holiday

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (1820). Free on librivox.org

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)

The Last Man by Mary Shelley, published 1826. Shit… had to stop listening about 1/2 way through. She is way to long winded. Some times you’ll be listening to the story, and forget what she’s even talking about. Total crap.

Thank You For Being Late (2016), by Thomas Friedman

Jesus: Neither God Nor Man - The Case for a Mythical Jesus (2005), by Earl Doherty

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away (2015), by Rebecca Goldstein

Pillars of Society (1877) by Henrik Ibsen

After a Many a Summer (1939) by Aldus Huxley

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) by Robert A. Heinlein

A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as read by Kara Shallenberg

A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, read by Mark Nelson. First serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine from February–July, 1912

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - The New Paris read by Crln Yldz Ksr

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson BURNETT, read by Kara Shallenberg

Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion (2004) by Alan Segal

The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion (2011), by Rodney Stark. I was surprised how evangelical / apologetic this book was. Then I learned that in 2004 he was given a job at the Baptist Christian school, Baylor University.

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (2011), by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior, by Bart Ehrman

A History of Christianity (1976), by Paul Johnson. This is the best single volume book I have come across overviewing the history of Christianity.

Good Without God, by Greg M. Epstein

Inferno, by Dan Brown (recomended… an excellent tale)

Sword Song, by Bernard Cornwell (Enjoyed. I recommend the series)

– Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond - Amazon



Favorites

– The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle - LibriVox - Amazon

– Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by Neil Postman - Amazon

– Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach - Amazon - YouTube

– Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse - LibriVox - Amazon

– The Quest of the Historical Jesus, by Albert Schweitzer - Amazon - free audiobook via LibriVox.org)

– Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig - Amazon

– The Source, by James Michener - Amazon

– Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu - Amazon - YouTube

– Blue Highways: A Journey into America, by William Least Heat-Moon - Amazon

– The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen - Amazon

– Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. By Sam Harris - Amazon - YouTube

– The Hero’s Journey, by Joseph Campbell - Amazon

– Ransom, by Jay McInerney - Amazon