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The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Little Books of Wisdom)
Though often claimed by anti-religionists as a Deist, Jefferson states flatly, referring to this cut-and-paste version of the New Testament: "It is a ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
Another person's spiritual experience is never much use to me; its personal nature makes it extremely subjective. And that's okay because that is the ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 27, 2012
The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion
Though often called a "religion of peace," the truth about Islam is quite the opposite, as is the truth about its founder, Muhammad. This book is no a ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 13, 2007
Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives
"Destiny of Souls" is the follow-up to Newton's "Journey of Souls," expanding upon the basic "map" of the Spirit World and the movement of souls throu ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 29, 2009
Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography
The author, an ordained cleric, nevertheless doubts the supernatural powers and authority of Jesus of Nazareth, and attempts (somewhat unsuccessfully) ...more
Jan 2002
Oct 13, 2007
Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
Quite literally, one of the three most important books I've ever read. Newton, a hypnotherapist and admitted agnostic, begins to uncover, through his ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 21, 2007
Life Between Lives: Hypnotherapy for Spiritual Regression
Unlike his two previous books, Michael Newton's "Life Between Lives" is not primarly a continuation of his case studies of souls hypnotically regresse ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 29, 2009
Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
This book is a good primer on Past Life Regression (PLR). The author is a psychiatrist whose world was radically altered when Catherine entered his of ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 26, 2009
Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
A fun and funny overview of the various approaches to belief in the afterlife (or not), combined with some nice jokes, to wit:

The monitor confirmed ca
Mar 2011
Mar 07, 2011
The Years of Rice and Salt
Meh. This is textbook hobby-horse writing. It would have been nice to have an actual story to go along with the incessant political, environmental, an ...more
May 2011
May 15, 2011
Conflict in the Quorum: Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith
As the most successful "modern" religion, Mormonism came of age in the media age, and every facet of its origins are available for historical analysis ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 01, 2008
Memories of the Afterlife: Life-Between-Lives Stories of Personal Transformation
An acceptable continuation of Michael Newton's study of LBL (Life Between Lives) territory in which hypnotherapists trained by Newton record their own ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 26, 2010
God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'
Although a bit of an anachronism, GAMAY is interesting in that it shows the trend toward secularism (anti-religion) and collectivism (anti-capitalism) ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 26, 2009
My Name Is Asher Lev
My favorite book and this is why: Potok takes a small, strange religion and pulls from it a universal story of sacrifice, art, and love. Before I read ...more
Jan 1988
Oct 21, 2007
The American Religion
Harold Bloom, professor at Yale and NYU, has written a marvelously insightful book about religions that were seeded, grew, and prospered in American s ...more
Jan 1992
Oct 14, 2007
Knowledge for the Afterlife: The Egyptian Amduat - A Quest for Immortality
Contains the most complete account of the "Amduat," or afterlife journey, as displayed on the walls of the tomb of Tutmoses III, the earliest (and mos ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 04, 2007
Jesus and Archaeology
A series of good to great essays about the time and places surrounding the life of Jesus of Nazareth. I especially enjoyed the essay by Jack Welch abo ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 13, 2007
The Gift of Asher Lev
Potok's sequel to MY NAME IS ASHER LEV does what any sequel should do: it raises the stakes, investigates threads from the previous work that were une ...more
Jan 1992
Oct 21, 2007
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