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Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West
4.41
Morris Berman begins his exploration of the "hidden history" of the West with a discussion of the nemo, a word he borrows from John Fowles's Aristos ...more
Jun 07, 2006
Jul 15, 2009
 
The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (The Sandman, #6)
4.45
After reading two fairly profound, novel-length, "comic book" story arcs, I was expecting to that this collection of short stories would be filler, li ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
 
Alternate Empires (What Might Have Been, #1)
3.58
**spoiler alert** Good anthology for course on religion in science fiction.

Notable stories:

"In the House of Sorrows," Poul Anderson -- a contemporary
...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
The Phoenicians: The Purple Empire Of The Ancient World
3.79
The Phoenicians we learned about in grade school are a larger part of history than I would have first believed, and this approachable account attempts ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
 
Towing Jehovah (Godhead, #1)
3.90
Good book for a Religious Themes in Science Fiction-type course. What if Nietzsche's famous statement that "God is dead" was literally true? What if t ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
 
The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels
3.85
In this, the second volume in his "Hinges of History" series, Thomas Cahill explicates the Torah and finds within it the first inklings of Western ide ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
 
Apocalypse: A History of the End of Time
3.43
With a twinkle in his jolly old Archdruid eye, JMG set out to make an easy buck off the 2012 apocalypse by writing a book on how the 2012 apocalypse i ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jun 13, 2014
 
Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus
3.93
[T]his book is part of a series on cultural impact. And the great question about Jesus must always be: Did he make a difference? Is our world--in the
...more
Aug 02, 2011
Sep 25, 2009
 
Holy Bible: One Year Bible: Arranged in 365 Daily Readings New Living Translation
4.68
The Bible is a difficult book to review.

After all, it is the Bible, which carries a LOT of baggage. As the sacred scripture of over 1 billion people,
...more
Dec 27, 2011
Sep 25, 2009
 
The Book of J
3.74
I remember buying this book in 1991 or 1992 at the Old Book Barn in Forsyth and feeling like I had theological nitroglycerin in my hands. I had recent ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Sep 24, 2009
 
Pluralism in the World Religions: A Short Introduction
4.40
Time and again in history, multiple religions have existed within one another's spheres of influence, and consequently each tradition has generated mu ...more
Aug 2014
Sep 20, 2009
 
The Wolverton Bible
3.94
I really wish I liked this book more than I did, especially since I ordered a copy for my dad as a father's day gift based on my enjoyment of the firs ...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 30, 2010
 
The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions
4.06
I've always found Huston Smith insightful, lucid, and fun to read, and so I chose this as one of my course textbooks (when the previous textbook came ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Dec 17, 2009
 
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction
3.79
Very disappointing anthology featuring too many stories in which Judaism is reduced to annoying stereotypes. Three stories stood out as exceptions:
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...more
Dec 31, 2012
Nov 04, 2011
 
Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune 6)
3.86
Stop the ride, I want to get off.

The series totally lost steam with this, the intended penultimate volume. Still wheels within wheels, but now they a
...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
Rabbi Harvey Rides Again: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Folktales Let Loose in the Wild West
3.93
Delightful graphic novel, with quirky illustrations, finds Jewish rabbinical wisdom at home on the range.
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
 
God and Mankind: Comparative Religion
3.76
Lots of great material in this series of lectures, although most is about the study of religion in general and less about the specific discipline of c ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid: A Graphic Novel of Dueling Jewish Folktales in the Wild West
3.98
One of my students recently referred to the "duel Torah" in an essay. That student might have been thinking about this witty and wise comic.
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
 
Sarum: The Novel of England
4.06
Goes nicely with the Bill Bryson
Jan 2012
Oct 23, 2011
 
Getting Even
4.05
None
Apr 22, 2014
Feb 24, 2011
 
Jews Without Judaism: Conversations With an Unconventional Rabbi
3.42
None
Nov 25, 2006
Jul 15, 2009
 
The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions
3.97
None
not set
Dec 17, 2009
 
The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
3.52
None
Jul 1997
Jul 16, 2009
 
Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Each Tradition
3.70
None
not set
Dec 17, 2009
 
Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
None
Jul 2007
Jul 15, 2009
 
Exploring the Hebrew Bible
4.00
None
Sep 15, 1991
Sep 18, 2010
 
Testament, Vol. 1: Akedah
3.36
None
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
Testament, Vol. 2: West of Eden
3.46
None
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
 
The Knowing Heart - דעת תבונות
4.80
None
not set
Sep 25, 2009
 
Wanderings
3.95
None
Aug 2007
Jul 15, 2009
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