Recommended religious/spiritual books
Past book selections
during the second half of 2017
"The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer," by Karmak Bagisbayev
Read reviews or order this book from Amazon.com online book store
$3.71 in Kindle format, and $9.96 in Paperback
Amazon.com book review:
"What is the unique and most important feature that distinguishes man from all other living beings?
Why is it that, contrary to the instinct of self-preservation, a parent will throw themselves headlong into fire or water to save their child?
Why do people get married, and why do they get divorced? Why do people have extra-marital affairs, and why do two people in a couple become jealous of one another?
What is Love?
Is it possible to give a clear and straightforward answer to all these questions?
It is in fact possible!
“The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer” provides a clear and scientifically elegant answer to all the questions listed above. The answer which will cause the reader to reconsider many established moral principles and notions about the world around us. The answer which will help the reader to understand the nature of human actions, dilemmas, dramas and passions, in their true light. The answer which will elucidate the current stage in the development of human civilisation and offer unexpected predictions for its future. ..."
The author's autobiography and blog are at www.thelastfaith.com
"The Beauty and Nobility of Life: The Restoration of Meaning in a World Overwhelmed by Commercialism, Scientism, and Fundamentalism," by Andrew Cort
Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.
$9.99 in Kindle format, or $23.14 plus postage in hardcover.
Amazon book review:
"The Beauty and Nobility of Live" has several related themes. On the one hand, it critiques many aspects of contemporary life that attempt to extinguish that radiant "Gleam of Light" we all possess and turn us into powerless servants of the status quo: mindless conformity, excessive consumerism, disrespect for ourselves and others, disrespect for Nature, and narrow-minded, fall-in-line thinking. In response to this, the book focuses on the Sanctity of the Individual, the Magnificence of Life, Unity with each other and with Nature, and the Oneness of Creation. In a time of so much anger, divisiveness and hate, it emphasizes Love, Compassion, Creativity, Learning to Think for Oneself, Standing up to Power, and Intuiting Higher Levels of Life beyond what can be seen, heard, or touched, in order to Transcend our Limitations, and discover our true place in this Marvelous Universe.
This book won the 2017 Nautilus Book Awards' 1st Place Gold Award in the category ‘USA Spiritual Growth & Development”. It includes a chapter entitled "Beyond Religious Tolerance.
Would you benefit from having a Kindle?
Amazon.com has millions of eBooks, newspapers, and magazines available for download into their Kindle eBook reader. They have free apps that work on PCs, tablets, and many other devices. Not only is this more portable than lugging up to 3,500 books with you but you can save a lot of money, because eBook versions generally cost significantly less than print versions. You can download for free the cover page, index and the first part of any book you are interested in. Ebooks have a search function. You can highlight passages from books and store them in a text file for use by an editor program on a PC or Mac. It appears that Amazon sells Kindles at a price below their manufacturing cost. What they lose in the initial purchase, Amazon makes up in later book purchases.
You might consider getting a Kindle ebook reader app for your PC, Mac computer, Ipad, etc.:
Amazon.com has many millions of movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, and audiobooks available for download into their Kindle eBook reader or Kindle app. In addition, Kindle allows anyone to download the first portion of Kindle-format books for FREE. As of 2015-MAY, stand-alone readers cost from $79 and up. FREE versons of the Kindle app are available for Ipads, PC's, Mac computers, etc.
Benefits to the Kindle:
Amazon provides FREE reader apps that you can dowload to your PC, tablet, and many other devices.
Various models of Kindles can store from 1,000 to 3,500 books and are more more portable than lugging thousands of books with you.
Ebooks can save a lot of money, because eBook versions generally cost significantly less than print versions.
Amazon makes a suprisingly large number of books available at no cost. Over a million cost $4.99 or less.
Delivery of the books over the Internet is free and almost instantaneous.
You don't need to build or expand bookshelves!
You don't need to dust off Kindle copies of books!
Think of all the trees that would be saved if more people abandoned printed copies!
They have a built-in dictionary.
They are very light and thinner than a pencil.
Many books can be loaned to other Kindle or Kindle app users.
Battery life if you use a kindle for 30 minutes a day is 4 weeks.
Ebooks have a search function. You can select passages from books and store them in a text file for use by an editor program on a PC or Mac. They have a built-in dictionary to find the meanings of words.
However, beware that some publishers take advantage of buyers, and charge more for the digital versions than for the print versions. We have a policy of not buying such copies.
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Copyright © 2017 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2017-SEP-01
Author: B.A. Robinson