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Episode 005 - Religion (non-fiction)

By Book Club for Masochists

In our ongoing quest to become better librarians by reading every genre (regardless of our actual interest) we tackle Religion (non-fiction).   Listen to your hosts Anna Ferri, Meghan Whyte, and Matthew Murray discuss how/whether reading non-fiction is different than fiction, Scientology, new religious movements, travelogues, biographies, how religion interacts with different cultures, accessibility, and Meghan geeks out about charismatic Christianity. Your Hosts This Episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray Religion (Non-Fiction) We Read (or kinda): Recommended Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Scientology) Read Silence and Noise: Growing Up Zen in America by Ivan Richmond (Buddhism) Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: An Investigative Report by James A. Beverley (Christianity) Generation J by Lisa Schiffman (Judaism) Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett (interfaith) Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell (Various - Middle East) How Good Do We Have to Be?: A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness by Harold S. Kushner (interfaith?) Did Not Finish From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha by Donald S. Lopez Jr. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by John Krakauer More “books” we mentioned Buddha by Osamu Tezuka Other Links Should atheists read the great books of religion? Oh, Dewey Decimal - you so screwy   Two-Fisted Librarians Interpreting Meghan Eschatology One Church Problem Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the Religious non-fiction people in our club read (or tried to read), and follow us on Twitter!

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