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Allston, Aaron. Fate of the Jedi:  Outcast.  NY:  Random House Audio, 2009.  Audiobook.  Bought 28 August 2020.  Heard 13-20 May 2021.  Fiction (Sci Fi/Fantasy)

Annan, Kent.  After Shock:  Searching for Honest Faith When Your World is Shaken.  Downer’s Grove, Illinois:  IVP Books, 2011.  135p.  Bought 9 April 2021 from Christianbook.  Read 3-12 May 2021.  Theology (Popular Theology, Faith and Life)

Anthony, Michael.  A Call for Courage:  Living with Power, Truth and Love in an Age of Intolerance and Fear.  Nashville:  Nelson, 2018.  221p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 13-17 February 2021.  Church & Culture

Baker, Hunter.  The End of Secularism: X.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2009.  224p.  Bought 6 January 2021 from Christianbook.  Read 22-29 March 2021.  American Politics and Culture (Philosophy, Worldview)

Barton, John and Julia Bowden.  The Original Story:  God, Israel, and the World.  Grand Rapids/Cambridge:  William B Eerdmans, 2004.  318p.  Read 8-15 August 2021.  Bible Backgrounds (Old Testament, Archaeology)

Bentsen, Cheryl.  Maasai Days.  NY:  Summit Books, 1989.  286p.  Bought 29 September 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 3-10 September 2021.  Peoples and Cultures (Maasai)

Bethke, Jefferson.  Jesus > Religion:  Why He is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson/BrillianceAudio, 2013.  Audiobook.  Bought 12 August 2020.  Heard 27 March - 3 April 2021.  Faith and Life

Böhme, Madelaine, with Rüdiger Braun and Florian Breier.  Ancient Bones:  Unearthing the Astonishing New Story of How We Became Human.  Vancouver/Berkeley:  Greystone Books, 2020.  337p.  Bought in Arlington, Texas.  Read 23-27 August 2021.  Science (Archaeology, Paleoanthropology)

Brenner, David G.  Human Being and Becoming:  Living the Adventure of Life and Love.  Grand Rapids:  Brazos, 2016.  147p.  Bought 23 December 2020 in Arlington.  Read 27-30 July 2021.  Faith and Life (Spiritual Disciplines)

Bright, Michael.  When We Became Humans.  Lake Forest, California:  Quarto Knows, 2019.  64p.  Bought 9 July 2021 from Amazon.  Read 18 July 2021.  Science (Archaeology, Paleoanthropology)

Carter, Jimmy.  A Full Life:  Reflections at Ninety.  NY:  Simon & Schuster, 2015.  257p.  Received as a gift Christmas 2020.  Read 9-12 February 2021.  Biography

Cheney, Allen and Julie Cantrell. Crescendo: The Story of a Musical Genius Who Forever Changed a Southern Town.  Nashville:  W (Thomas Nelson), 2019.  323p.  Bought 23 December 2020 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 5-8 July 2021.  American Politics and Culture (Music)

Clark-Soles, Jaime.  1 Corinthians:  Searching the Depths of God.  Nashville:  Abingdon, 2021.  124p.  Bought 21 July 2021 from St Barnabas United Methodist Church.  Read 21-23 July 2021.  Bible (Faith and Life)

Collins, Andrew and Gregory L Little.  Denisovan Origins:  Hybrid Humans, Göbekli Tepe, and the Genesis of the Giants of Ancient America.  Rochester, Vermont:  Bear & Co, 2019.  398p.  Bought 9 April 2021 from Amazon.  Read 23-28 April 2021.  Science (Cosmology, Archaeology, Paleoanthropology)

Cook, Matt.  Healthy to 120:  More Sex, More Life, The Secret Plan that 21,262 Men are Using to Live Happy, Sexy and Healthy to 120 Years Old and Beyond.  Cheyenne, Wyoming:  Calworth Glenford, 2017.  264p.  Bought 11 December 2020 on the Internet.  Read 4-9 January 2021.  Personal Development

Detweiler, Craig.  Selfies:  Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age.  Grand Rapids:  BrazosPress 2018.  228p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 2-6 March 2021.  Faith and Life (Identity & Self-Understanding through History)

Diaz-Ortiz, Claire and Samuel Ikua Gachagua.  Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption.  Farmington Hills, Michigan:  Thorndike Press (Gale Cengage, by arrangement with Revell/Baker Publishing), 2014.  Heard as an audiobook in 2015.  Received as a gift 18 January 2020.  Read 10-12 March 2020.  Biography

Driver, John.  Ultimate Guide for the Avid Indoorsman:  Life is Better in Here.  Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House Publishers, 2019.  219p.  Gift in July 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 30 July - 7 August 2021.  Personal Development (Humor, Cultural Roles and Attitudes)

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne.  An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.  Boston:  Beacon Press, 2018.   296p.  Bought 7 August 2020 on Amazon.  Read 28 April - 2 May 2021.  History (American Politics and Culture)

Euler, Robert C and Henry F Dobyns.  The Hopi People.  Phoenix:  Indian Tribal Series, 1971.  (Limited Edition, #6413 out of 15,000 copies.)  106p.  Bought July 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  Read in 2010.  Reread 14 January 2021.  Peoples and Cultures

Gerhauser, Richard, MD.  15 More Bonus Cures:  A Special Addendum to The Secrets of Underground Medicine.  Baltimore:  Health Sense Publishing, 2017.  68p.  Received 30 March 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Read 8-9 April 2021.  Personal Development (Health)

Gerhauser, Richard, MD.  The Secrets of Underground Medicine.  Baltimore:  Health Sense Publishing, 2018.  323p.  Received 30 March 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Read 5-8 April 2021.  Personal Development (Health)

Grisham, John.  The Pelican Brief.  Pleasantville, NY:  Readers Digest, 1992.  156p.  Bought 7 August 2020 on Amazon.  Read 27 May - 1 June 2021.  Fiction

Harrison, Nonna Verna and David G Hunter.  Suffering and Evil in Early Christian Thought.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2016.  271p.  Bought 1 February 2021 from in Arlington, Texas.  Read 28 August - 2 September 2021.  Philosophy (Problem of Evil Early Christian Thought, Early Medieval Thought)

Hart, Kevin.  How to Save $5,000 on Medicare:  The Secrets to Getting the Care You Need without Going Broke.  Baltimore:  Health Sense Publishing, no date.  28p.  Received 30 March 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Read 9 April 2021.  Personal Development (Health)

Higgins, Jack.  Eye of the Storm.  Pleasantville, NY:  Readers Digest, 1992.  132p.  Received September 2019 in Lindsay, Oklahoma.  Read 1-6 June 2021.  Fiction

Hillerman, Anne.  Cave of Bones.  Prince Frederick, Maryland:  HarperAudio/Blackstone/Recorded Books, 2018.  Audiobook.  Borrowed 15 June 2021.  Heard 18-20 June 2021.  Fiction (Mystery, Native West)

Hillerman, Anne.  Rock with Wings.  NY:  Harper Audio/Harper Collins, 2015.  Audiobook.  Borrowed 6 July 2021.  Heard 7-26 July 2021.  Fiction (Political Intrigue)

Hillerman, Tony.  Skeleton Man.  Prince Frederick, Maryland:  HarperAudio/Recorded Books, 2004.  Audiobook.  Borrowed 17 July 2021.  Heard 9-14 August 2021.  Fiction (Mystery, Native West)

Hoffmeier, James K and Allan Millard, eds.  The Future of Biblical Archaeology:  Reassessing Methodologies and Assumptions.  Grand Rapids:  William B Eerdmans, 2004.  385p.  Read 19-20, 24-27 July 2021.  Bible Backgrounds (Old Testament, Archaeology)

Humphrey, Louise and Chris Stringer.  Our Human Story.  London:  Natural History Museum, 2019.  160p.  Bought 12 July 2021 from Amazon.  Read 12-13, 15-17 July 2021.  Science (Archaeology, Paleoanthropology)

Keilor, Garrison.  Guy Noir:  Radio Private Eye.  Minneapolis:  High Bridge, 1994.  Audiobook.  Borrowed 15 June 2021.  Heard 18 June 2021.  Fiction (Mystery, Parody)

Kostenberger, Andreas J and Robert W Yarborough.  Understanding the Times:  New Testament Studies in the 21st Century.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2011.  400p.  Bought July 2020 from Christianbook.com.  Read 6-10 March 2020.  Bible (Hermeneutics & Theological Interpretation)

L’Amour, Louis.  Jubal Sackett.  Westminster, Maryland:  Books on Tape, 2000.  Audiobook.  Bought 12 August 2020.  Heard 3 April - 3 May 2021.  Fiction (Western)

Landry, Curt.  Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage:  How Understanding the Jewish Roots of Christianity Can Transform Your Faith.  Nashville:  Nelson, 2019.  246p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 17-20 February 2021.  Religions (History of Religion)

Livingston, Bob.  A Bob Livingston Letter Special Report:  Big Media, Big Tech and Big Brother.  Cullman, Alabama:  The Bob Livingston Letter, 2021.  47p.  (This short informational piece promotes a series of reports on various topics that purport to reveal the details of a broad conspiracy in virtually every level of the US society and government, promulgated by “Big Media, Big Tech and Big Brother.” His newsletter/report series claims to expose “how big media, big tech and Marxist elites may control America.” It appears from the language used and the tone of the reports and this promotion that Livingston does not really understand what Marxism really is.  Or more likely he is purposefully using scare terms and tactics to sell his wares.  Making money off the ignorant and uninformed under the guise of revealing great perilous truths.  He declares in no uncertain terms that the government is conspiring with big business to limit the freedoms of US citizens, censor their speech, limit their access to money-making schemes and control access to natural healing methods.  A full-range conspiracy theory blaming the government for everything.  He seems not to notice the logical contradiction of claiming it is a Marxist government that is conspiring with Capitalist giants to control capital and supply systems.  He even claims these forces are conspiring to prevent ordinary folks (“like you and me,” he says) from making any real money on wall street! As if Marxism could even support something like Wall Street!  But he will show you how to make a killing in spite of this great conspiracy.  Just subscribe to his newsletter, and read his special reports on every topic.  He raises the specter of government censorship of his views, and uses “freedom-of-speech” advocacy as an identity for his exposés, yet here he is in broad daylight, using the US Postal Service to promote his materials!  How crass and capitalistic, claiming censorship by Marxist to promote his wares in a free system that allows him to promote them without repression!  It would be hilarious if it did not sound so nefarious and anti-American when you think about it for a minute.  He plays upon the fears of the ignorant to make money, as is sadly so common in US society nowadays.  This was entertaining on one level and very alarming on the other!  What some people won’t do to make money off the gullible and fearful!)  Received 18 August 2021.  Read 20-21 August 2021.  American Politics and Culture (Alarmist Conspiracy Theories and Capitalist Schemes)

Lucado, Max.  My Treasured Catholic Prayers.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2019.  216p.  Received January 2021.  Read 24-26 January 2021.  Faith and Life (Hope, Perseverance)

Martin, Charles.  Send Down the Rain.  Grand Haven, Michigan:  Thomas Nelson/Brilliance Audio, 2018.  Audiobook.  Bought 12 August 2020.  Heard 5-11 July 2021.  Fiction

Marty, Martin.  October 31 1517:  Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World.  Brewster, Massachusetts:  Paraclete Press, 2017.  114p.  Bought 6 January 2021.  Read 10 January 2021.  History

McCallum, Will.  How to Give Up Plastic:  A Guide to Changing the World.  NY:  Penguin, 2020.  208p.  Borrowed 16 April 2020.  Read 17-18 April 2021.  American Politics and Culture

McIver, Bruce.  Just as Long as I'm Riding Up Front:  More Stories I Couldn't Tell While I was a Pastor.  Carmel, NY:  Guideposts, 1995.  158p.  Bought July 2020.  Read 28 December 2020 - 2 January 2021.  Faith and Life (Humor and Pathos)

McIver, Bruce.  Stories I Couldn’t Tell While I was a Pastor.  Carmel, NY:  Guideposts, 1991.  247p.  Bought July 2020.  Read 17-24 May 2021.  Faith and Life (Humor and Pathos)

McKnight, Scot.  It Takes a Church to Baptize:  What the Bible Says about Infant Baptism.  Grand Rapids:  BrazosPress, 2018.  128p.  Bought 23 December 2020 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 9 January 2021.  Theology (Church Practice)

Moore, Beth.  Promises for a Fruitful Life.  Carol Stream, Illinois:  Tyndale Momentum, 2020.  65p.  Bought April 2021.  Read 16 April 2021.  Devotion

Moseley, Michael E.  The Incas and their Ancestors.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1992 and 2001.  288p.  Bought 21 January 2020 in Mansfield, Texas.  Read 24-30 June 2021.  Peoples and Cultures (Native American)

Mouw, Richard J.  Restless Faith:  Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels.  Grand Rapids:  BrazosPress 2018.  180p.  Bought 9 April 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 7-9 June 2021.  Faith and Life (Openness, Mystery)

Napolitano, Justice Andrew P.  Suicide Pact:  The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty.  Nashville:  Nelson, 2014.  444p.  (An excellent historical summary and analysis of events, acts, rulings and publications over the centuries of US history, showing in detail how more and more power has been gathered to the office of the President.  Napolitano provides a detailed, easy-to follow description of oppression, violation of rights, skewed interpretations, lies and coercion, as well as checks on the attempt by various presidents and parties to manipulate and bypass constitutional limitations on executive power.  The Justice provides an even-handed analysis and places blame irrespective of person or party in this look at incursions upon and violations of individual rights and access to due process in the US.)  Bought 14 April 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 12-21 March 2021.  American Politics and Culture

Napolitano, Judge Andrew P.  Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.  Nashville:  Broadman & Holman Academic, 2015.  160p.  Bought 3 December 2019 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 26 January - 3 February 2021.  American Politics and Culture (20th Century Trends Set in Motion by Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson)

O'Reilly, Bill.  Killing Crazy Horse:  The Merciless Indian Wars in America.  NY:  Henry Holt & Co, 2017.  114p.  Bought 6 January 2021.  Read 10 January 2021.  History

Patterson, James.  Run for Your Life.  Westminster, Maryland:  Books on Tape, 2009.  Audiobook.  Bought 12 August 2020.  Heard 21-26 May 2021.  Fiction

Pearson, Paul K.  Maximinus Thrax:  From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome.  NY:  Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.  296pp, plus 12 pp introduction.  Read 9-16 April 2021.  Biography (History)

Perry, Greg.  Disabling America:  The Unintended Consequences of the Government’s Protection of the Handicapped.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2003.  226p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 11-18 June 2021.  American Politics and Culture

Purdum, Todd S.  An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  NY:  Henry Holt, 2014.  398p.  Bought 31 July 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 20 February - 2 March 2021.  American Politics and Culture

Relient K.  The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind: According to Relient K.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2004.  Bought 9 March 2020.  Read in 2020.  Read again 16-20 August 2021.  American Politics and Culture (Social Roles)

Seel, David John, Jr.  The New Copernicans:  Millennials and the Survival of the Church.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2018.  240p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 30 March - 4 April 2021.  Church & Culture (Philosophy)

Simenon, Georges.  Maigret Hesitates.  NY:  Curtis/Modern Literary Editions, 1970.  158p.  (By the famous Belgian mystery writer, set in Paris.  Simenon’s stories have been made into movies and TV series in languages around the world.  Inspector Maigret receives a series of letters announcing that a murder will take place.  Through identifying the paper the first letter was written on, Maigret discovers the the paper came from the household of a high-level maritime lawyer. He determines it is in this household that the murder will take place, but is unable to determine the details until a murder occurs.)  Received June 1919.  Read 20-23 August 2021.  Fiction (Murder Mystery)

Sisters of Charity.  My Treasured Catholic Prayers.  Baltic, Connecticut:  Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, no date.  56p.  Received 10 January 2021.  Read 11 January 2021.  Faith and Life (Spiritual Disciplines)

Sonksen, Chris.  Quit Church:  Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 2018.  146p.  Bought 7 April 2021 on Christianbook.  Read 21-24 January 2021.  Faith and Life (Spiritual Disciplines)

Sykes, Rebecca Wragg.  Kindred:  Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art.  London/Oxford/NY:  Bloomsbury Sigma, 2020.  400p.  Bought 14 April 2021 from Amazon.  Read 6-16 May 2021.  Science (Archaeology, Paleoanthropology, DNA)

Travis, Melissa Cain.  Science and the Mind of the Maker:  What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God.  Eugene, Oregon:  Harvest House Publishing, 2018.  221p.  Bought 6 January 2021 from Christianbook.  Read 14-18 January 2021.  Philosophy (Science, Origins, Science & Religion)

Tyson, Neil DeGrasse & Donald Goldsmith.  Origins:  Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution.  NY:  W W Norton & Co, 2004.  345p.  Bought 10 September 2020 from Amazon.  Read 18-24 January 2021.  Science (Cosmology)

Weatherford, Jack.  Native Roots:  How the Indians Enriched America.  NY:  Crown Publishers, 1991.  310p.  Bought 7 October 2019 in Dallas, Texas.  Read 30 June - 5 July 2021.  Peoples and Cultures (Native American)

Wolterstorff, Nicholas P.  Journey Toward Justice:  Personal Encounters in the Global South.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2013.  253p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 11-18 June 2021.  Philosophy (Justice)

Woods, Stuart.  The Run.  Prince Frederick, Maryland:  Recorded Books, 2000.  Audiobook.  Bought 12 August 2020.  Heard 5, 26-28 July 2021.  Fiction (Political Intrigue)

Woodward, Bob.  Rage.  NY/London:  Simon & Schuster, 2020.  452p.  (The second book about the presidency of Donald J Trump.  This is based on 17 interviews with Trump over the period and intervivews with dozens of othe administration and other personnel.  The second book on the Trump presidency, the first being Fear, for which Trump refused to allow any direct interviews, and later expressed regret for, since he had no input into that first book.  Trump himself provides astounding admissions and background information here.  The book confirms the incompetency, ignorance and arrogance and the and evil intentions of Trump and his slash-dash and brutal handling of people who work for him.  Woodward confirms from those directyly involved how dangerous many of Trump’s decisions were and how much trouble they had protecting the US from the bad implications of many of his decisions over the years of his presidency, characterized by his rage over any lack of ego-stroking.  The title of the book, however, refers to the rage he arouses in the populace, from an actual statement by Trump to Woodward.)  Bought 25 November 2020.  Read 9-15 July 2021.  American Politics and Culture (Biography)

Wydick, Bruce.  Shrewd Samaritan:  Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbor.  Nashville:  W Publishing (Nelson), 2019.  237p.  Bought 23 December 2020 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 3-8 February 2021.  Personal Development (Financial Management, Wise Donorship)

Zsech, Darlene.  The Golden Thread:  Experiencing God’s Presence in Every Season of Life.  Nashville:  Emanate (Thomas Nelson), 2018.  199p.  Bought 1 February 2021 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 18-29 April 2021.  Inspiration

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Matheson, David.  Red Thunder.  Portland, Oregon:  Media Weavers, 2002.  328p.  Bought July 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  Read 12- September 2021.  Peoples and Cultures (Couer d’Alene)

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