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On Tyranny: Twenty  Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, New York; 2017.

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic
Daniel Mendelsohn, Alfred A Knopf, New York 2017.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
Stephen Greenblatt, W.W. Norton, New Yo0rk, 2017.

The Book – A Cover to Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of our Time
Kieth Houston, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2016.

Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and other Caregivers,                                Kirk Byron Jones, Judson Press, Valley Forge, 2001.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, W. W. Norton and Company, New York, 2017.

Civil Wars – A History in Ideas
David Armitage, Alfred Knopf, New York, 2017.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson, HarperOne, 2016.

The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways
Meredith Gould, Liturgical Press, 2015.

How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor
James K. A. Smith; William B. Eerdmans Publishing Com., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2014.

A Secular Age
Charles Taylor; The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 2007.

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing; Picador, New York, 2016.

Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World
Gregory Woods;Yale University Press, New Haven,2016.

Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
Os Guinness; Intervarsity Press Books, Illinois, 2014.

Modern Social Imaginaries
Charles Taylor; Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2004.

The New York Nobody Know: Walking 6000 Miles in the City
William B. Helmreich; Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2013.

Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
Ian Bostridge, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2015.

Capturing Music: The Story of Notation
Thomas Forrest Kelly, W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 2015

Raising Kids in the Media Age
Jay Dunlap, Circle Press, 2007.

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care
Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch; Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Sherry Turkle; Basic Books, 2011.


The Hapsburg Empire: A New History
Pieter M. Judson, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,
Cambridge, MA, 2016.

Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure
Paul Veyne, University of Chicago Press, 2017.

All Things Made New: The Reformation and its Legacy
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford University Press, 2016.

The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society
Brad S. Gregory; The Belknap Press of Harvard University, Cambridge MA; 2012.

Of Chronicles and Kings:
National Saints and the Emergence of Nation States in the High Middle Ages
Ed. by John Bergsagel, David Hiley and Thomas Riis
Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, 2015

Germany: Memories of a Nation
Neil MacGregor; Alfred A. Knopf, New York; 2015.

The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity
Robert Louis Wilken: Yale University Press, 2012.

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
Margaret MacMillan; Random House New York, 2013.

The Month That Changed the World – July 1947
Gordon Martel; Oxford University press, 2014.

The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman; The MacMillan Company, 1962.

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Margaret MacMillan; Random House New York, 2001.

Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology
Tim Kendall, editor; Oxford University Press, 2013.


The Sagrada Familia
Gijs Van Hensbergen, Bloomsbury, New York, 2017.

Cosmos of Light: The Sacred Architecture of Le Corbusier
Henry Plummer, The Indiana University Press, 2013

Icons in the Western Church: Toward a More Sacramental Encounter
Jeana Visel, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 2010.

Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography
Irina Yazykova, Paraclete Press, Brewster MA, 2010.

John Pawson – Plain Space
Alison Morris, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2010.

Moderne Kirchen im Rheinland (Modern Church in the Rhineland)
Godhard Hoffmann (texte), Jurgen Gregori (Fotos);
Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2014.

Interaction of Color
Josef Albers; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2013.

Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
E. H. Gombrich, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2014.

What Are You Looking At?
The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
Will Gompertz; Dutton, 2012.


The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ
Fleming Rutledge, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company,
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2015.

Comparative Liturgy
Anton Baumstark, A. R. Mowbury & Co. Limited, London, 1958.

Lost In Translation: The English Language and the Catholic Mass
Gerald O’Collins with John Wilkins; Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2017.

Not In God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, Schocken Books, 1915.

short stories by jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
Amy-Jill Levine; HarperOne, 2014.

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses with Introduction, Commentary, and Study Guide
Timothy J. Wengert; Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2015.

The City of God – De Civitate Dei
Introduction and translation by William Babcock;
Volume 6 and 7
New York Press, Hyde Park, New York, 2012.

On Augustine – The Two Cities
Alan Ryan; Liverlight Publishing Corporation, New York 2016.

The Future of the Sacrament of Penance
Frank O’Loughlin; Paulist Press, New York 2007.

Ask The Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love
Elizabeth A. Johnson; Bloomsbury, London, 2014.

The Beginning of All Things: Science and Religion
Hans Küng; William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007.


Germany: Memories of a Nation
Neil MacGregor; Alfred A. Knopf, New York; 2015.

Berlin Now: The City After the Wall
Peter Schneider; Farrar, Starus and Giroux, New York; 2014.

Berlin Tales
Stories translated by Lyn Marven; edited by Helen Constantine
Oxford University Press, 2009.

The Wall Jumper: A Berlin Story
Peter Schneider; University of Chicago Press; 1983.


The Book of Questions
Pablo Neruda; Copper Canyon Press, 1974.


Every Note Played
Lisa Genova, Scout Press, New York, 2018.
Detailed description of a pianist with ALS; a story of seeking redemption and forgiveness.

Angels in America – A Gay Fantasia On National Themes (A Play)
Tony Kushner; Theatre Communications Group, New York, 2013.

Ethan Fromme
Edith Wharton

House of Names
Colm Toibin, Scribner, New York, 2017.

The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
Roland Merullo, Doubleday, 2017.

Magpie Murders
Anthony Horowitz, Harper, 2017.

The Lost Book of the Grail
Charlie Lovett, Viking Press, 2017.

Night Stories – Fifteen Paintings and the Stories They Inspired
Forum Gallery, Glitterati, 2017.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Leo Tolstoy; Vintage Classics, 2009.

The Mistletoe Murder  and Other Stories
P.D. James Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2016.

Butcher’s Crossing
John Williams; New York Review Books, 1960.

John Williams; New York Review Books, 1965.

The Crane Wife
Patrick Ness; Penguin Books, 2013.

Phil Klay; The Penguin Press, New York, 2014.

Murder in the Cathedral
T. S. Eliot; Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1953.

Chestnut Street
Maeve Binchy; Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2014.

The Lake of Far – Stories
Paul R. Lilly; Opus Press, Washington, DC, 2014.


Who Would Jesus Kill? – War, Peace and the Christian Tradition
Mark J. Allman; Anselm Academic, 2008.


The Rite of Spring at 100
Edited by Severine Neff, Maureen Carr, and Gretchen Horlacher, Indiana University Press, 2017.

Ballets Suédois
Bengt Hager; Thames and Hudson, 1990.


The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Mark Twain and Philip Stead;Doubleday Books, 2017.

Gary Paulsen; 1987.

Where The Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak; Harper Collins Publishers,1963.

City of Saints & Thieves
Natalie C. Anderson, G.P. Putnum’s Sons, 2017.

looking for alaska
John Green; speak (Penguin Group), 2005

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan; Disney – Hyperion, New York, 2005.

The Inquisitor’s Tale Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Adam Gidwitz; Dutton Children’s Books, New York ; 2016.

The Gallery
Laura Marx Fitzgerald; Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne; Scholastic,2016.

Bone Gap
Laura Ruby; BALZER + BRAY (HarperCollins), New York, 2015.

Pam Munoz Ryan; Scholastic Press, New York, 2015.

The God of Mischief
Paul Bajoria; Little, Brown and Company, New York/Boston; 2005.

The Night Gardener
Jonathan Auxier; Amulet Books, New York; 2015.

Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit; Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2016.

Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo; Henry, Holt and Company, New York, 2015.

The Marvels
Brian Selznick; Scholastic Press, New York, 2015.

Chaos Walking: Book One
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness; Candlewick Press, 2008.

Chaos Walking: Book Two
The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness; Candlewick Press, 2009.

Chaos Walking: Book Three
Monsters of Men
Patrick Ness; Candlewick Press, 2010.

A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness; Candlewick Press, 2011.

The Cabinet of Curiosities – 36 Tales Brief & Sinister
Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne
Greenwillow Books, 2013.

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman; Harper, New York, 2008.

The Imaginary
A.F. Harrold; Bloomsbury, London/New York 2014.


A Time To Keep Silence
Patrick Leigh Fermor, New York Review Books, New York, 1982.

Silence In the Age of Noise
Erling Kagge, Pantheon Books, New York, 2017

The Passion and the Cross
Ronald Rolheiser,Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, OH 1989.

Icons in the Western Church: Toward a More Sacramental Encounter
Jeana Visel, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 2010.

Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography
Irina Yazykova, Paraclete Press, Brewster MA, 2010.

Soul Provider: Spiritual Steps to Limitless Love
Edward L. Beck; Image Books, New York, 2007.

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
Richard Rohr with Mike Morrell; Whitaker House, PA, 2016.

the art of confession: Renewing Yourself Through the Practice of Honesty                    
Paul Wilkes; Workman Publishing, New York, 2011.

The Impact of God: Soundings from Saint John of the Cross
Iain Matthew; Hodder Christian Paperbacks, 1995.

Meditations on The Christ: Model of All Holiness
Romano Guardini, Sophia Institute Press, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1959.

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Richard Rohr; Jossey-Bass, 2011.