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Old 03-12-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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"Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
We all have to live with our consciences.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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Books that affected me in some way shape or form:


My side of the mountain
The Cay
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Anne of Green Gables
Little House on the Prairie
Caddie Woodlawn
To All My Fans, With Love, From Sylvie
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Road
Sideways Stories From Wayside School
Dead Sea
The Bell Jar
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams
Where the Sidewalk Ends
1984
Drop City
Little Miss Strange
Flowers for Algernon


I suppose the list could go on and on, but each of the books listed were books that made me feel better, got me thinking about myself, made me laugh, showed me courage, made me question everything, gave me ideas, made me passionate about things, gave me hope, helped me see clearer.... books are awesome that way. Sometimes books come at a time when you really need them or are so unexpected. Sometimes books take me a while to get into at all but I find them to be the most profound....
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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"Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
We all have to live with our consciences.
Dostoyevsky...one of the sharpest and most deepsest thinker-psychologist-writers of the human condition that ever lived. A man for all time. Getting reprieved within seconds of execution certianly does something to a man.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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Everything by Carl Sagan, and "The Denial of Death" by Ernest Becker.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Why I Believed by Kenneth W. Daniels

Why I Believed: Reflections of a Former Missionary: Kenneth W Daniels: 9780578003887: Amazon.com: Books

The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read by Tim C. Leedom

The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read: Tim C. Leedom: 9780939040155: Amazon.com: Books

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett

Amazon.com: Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (9780670034727): Daniel C. Dennett: Books


Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith by Charles Templeton

Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith: Charles Templeton: 9780771085086: Amazon.com: Books

Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment by Phil Zuckerman

Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment: Phil Zuckerman: 9780814797235: Amazon.com: Books


They make more sense than the bible/preachers ever did!
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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1984, George Orwell. I read it in 1982 and remember thinking with a slight sense of doom, "I bet he's right."

Living in the Light, Shakti Gawain. Showed me how to practically apply meaning to life that I already sensed and knew was present.

A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving.

Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters, Lois Ames, Linda Gray Sexton, editors.

The Awakening, Kate Chopin.

Camille Claudel: A Life, Odile Ayral-Clause.

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke.

East of Eden, John Steinbeck.

and these two short stories, but they affected me nonetheless:

"Shifting," Ann Beattie.

"Bartleby the Scrivener," Herman Melville.
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