Tag Archives: BnB 2011 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

God is Not One

God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Rule the World and Why Their Differences Matter © 2010 Stephen Prothero 400 pages Despite the promises of modernity to drive religion out of the human mind, the New York City … Continue reading

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things© 1989 Robert Fulghum196 pages It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor — would you be mine, could you be mine? … Continue reading

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Montevallo: Images of America

Montevallo: Images of America© 2011 Clark Hultquist and Carey Heatherly128 pages A few years ago, I became a student and resident of the University of Montevallo. I fell madly in love with the town and its university and regard them as my … Continue reading

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Cave Paintings to Picasso

Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces© 2004 Henry Sayre93 pages I found this book while looking for something else (books on wolves, strangely enough), and its title grabbed my attention immediately. Upon arriving at the … Continue reading

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Earth Science Made Simple

Earth Science Made Simple© 2004 Edward F. Albin224 pages Earth science! Fun!  I enjoy reading these little guides as introductions to a subject or refreshers on it, and Earth Science Made Simple fits the bill.  Four separate sections cover Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Planetary … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Moon

The Tragedy of the Moon© Isaac Asimov 1978224 pages The Tragedy of the Moon collects seventeen sundry Asimovian essays  which will prove a delight to most Asimov fans.  The essays were originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, but have been … Continue reading

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Ecclesiasticus

Ecclesiasticus or The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of SirachFrom The New English Bible, pp. 158 -251© Oxford and Cambridge Universities 1970 Last week I read the Book of Wisdom, a title within the original Jewish and Christian bibles, but one discarded by Protestants. … Continue reading

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The Book of Wisdom

The Book of Wisdom, or The Wisdom of Solomonfrom the New English Bible, © 1970 Cambridge and Oxford University Press Christian personification of Wisdom My favorite book in the Judeo-Christian bible is that of Ecclesiastes,  in which a man known as ‘the preacher’ … Continue reading

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Why Do Catholics Do That?

Why Do Catholics Do That? A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church© 1997 Kevin Orlin Johnson304 pages Continuing in my newfound curiosity about the oldest extant Christian organization, I accidentally read the book that inspired the … Continue reading

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The Heart and the Fist

The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL© 2011 Eric Greitens320 pages Heart and the Fist is a fascinating and inspirational account of an idealistic young student dedicating to serving humanity across the … Continue reading

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