THE ULTIMATE 2020 READING LIST

21/12/20 | By Gavin Lee Davies, Mr
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Against the Web

From Michael Brooks, host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, comes the first book to directly respond to the Intellectual Dark Web and Jordan Peterson.

Michael Brooks against the "Intellectual Dark Web."

As the host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, Brooks was a progressive fighter whose work brought people together from around the world. In this, his first book, he lets his understanding of the digital media environment direct his analysis of the "conservative rebels" who had taken YouTube by storm in 2018.

Brooks provides a theoretically rigorous but accessible critique of the most prominent "renegades" including Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Brett Weinstein while also examining the social, political and media environment that such rebels thrive in.

'A brilliant critique of the Right with very sharp insight on some of the shortcomings of the Left, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand how dishonest actors spread their propaganda.'
Ana Kasparian, Host and Executive Producer of The Young Turks



An Antidote to Violence

It’s widely accepted that Transcendental Meditation can create peace for the individual, but can it create peace in society as a whole? And if it can, what could possibly be the mechanism?

t’s widely accepted that Transcendental Meditation (TM) can create peace for the individual, but can it create peace in society as a whole? And if it can, what could possibly be the mechanism? In An Antidote to Violence Barry Spivack and Patricia Saunders examine the peer-reviewed research and suggest that TM can influence the collective consciousness of a society which leads to a decrease in negative social trends, such as a decline in war fatalities, and to an increase in cooperation between nations.

Weaving together psychology, sociology, philosophy, statistics, politics, physics and meditation, An Antidote to Violence provides evidence that we have the knowledge to reduce all kinds of violence in society.



Christianity Expanding – Into Universal Spirituality

Christianity Expanding - Into Universal Spirituality takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the areas that need updating if Christianity is to flourish in the 21st Century.

New science, ecological concern and the need for new theology are all converging into a maelstrom of change. With broad brushstrokes on a big canvas, a path of personal transformation is charted, drawing on the mysterious Perennial Wisdom teachings that have survived down the ages. Pulling no punches, Don MacGregor delves into typically taboo subjects such as reincarnation, drawing a distinction between Jesus and the Christ. This dynamic first volume of The Wisdom Series is an initial outline of areas that demand ongoing exploration.



Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics

A succinct but complete guide to Schopenhauer's metaphysics that renders it coherent and intuitively compelling.

First proposed more than 200 years ago, Schopenhauer's extraordinarily prescient metaphysics - if understood along the lines thoroughly elucidated and substantiated in this volume - offers powerful answers not only to the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, but also to modern philosophical dilemmas such as the hard problem of consciousness - which plagues mainstream physicalism, and the subject combination problem - which plagues constitutive panpsychism.

This invaluable treasure of the Western philosophical canon has eluded us so far because Schopenhauer’s argument has been consistently misunderstood and misrepresented, even at the hands of presumed experts.

Hoping to change this situation, Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics, offers a conceptual framework, a decoding key for unlocking the sense of Schopenhauer’s metaphysical contentions in a way that renders them mutually consistent. With this key in mind, even those who earlier dismissed Schopenhauer’s metaphysics should be able to return to it with fresh eyes and at last grasp its meaning. And for those as yet unacquainted with Schopenhauerian thought, this volume offers a succinct and accessible entry path.





Desert Dwellers Earth and Water

As Qeriya, Lahcen and Khalid learn about their history and their powers, they also find more questions, in Book Two in the Paintbrush Saga.

The fire Reaume, beings from New Earth, won the battle. Qeriya, Lahcen and Khalid discovered the truth about themselves and their powers. They found a family. And now they have a plan. This plan will take them through dangerous territory where they will meet more Reaume and encounter more resistance. But as they learn about their history, they also find more questions.

Why does Doctor Michael appear to be a target? Who is this mysterious woman with silver eyes? Are all Reaume trustworthy? What is the meaning of a prophesy they find along this journey to save their parents? And which is the greater threat, their battles with the enemy or with each other?

This instalment explores the depths of their origins as they fight to survive and maintain their solidarity in the face of forces that seek to divide them.




Dungeon Party

A roleplaying group expels a member who seeks revenge through a cynical game of his own making.

Dungeon Party links a fantasy world and the people playing in it.

When longstanding personality conflicts erupt, the volatile Randall Keller secedes from Alan Crandall’s gaming group. In pursuit of a coveted prize at an upcoming convention, Alan replaces Randall with two female recruits who reinvigorate the campaign.

Randall chooses a darker path by spreading infectious cynicism through the gaming community while plotting his revenge. When the Middle Mirth convention gets underway, Alan's group must stop Randall and his avatar before they devastate worlds both fictional and real.




Escaping from Eden

Does Genesis teach that the human race was created by God or engineered by ETs?

The familiar stories of the book of Genesis affirm that God made the universe, planet earth, and you and me. However, various anomalies in the text clue us that we are not reading the original version of these stories. So what were the original narratives and what did they say about who we are and where we all came from? What was the earlier story of human origins, almost obliterated from the Hebrew Scriptures in the 6th century BC, and suppressed from Christian writing in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD? And what does any of this have to do with Extra Terrestrials?

Escaping from Eden will take you on a journey around the world and into the mythologies of ancient Sumeria, Mesoamerica, India, Africa, and Greece to reveal a profound secret, hidden in plain sight in the text of the Bible. Far reaching and deeply controversial, this book points to truths about ourselves, the universe and everything that you may have long suspected but not dared to speak!



Harvest

G. L. Davies's most terrifying investigation yet reveals one woman's terrifying ordeal of alien visitation, nightmarish visions and a prophecy of destruction on a scale never before seen in Pembrokeshire’s peaceful history.

G.L Davies invites you to join him on his most terrifying investigation yet.

In 2009 one woman from Pembrokeshire believed she was abducted by aliens. What followed was a terrifying ordeal of alien visitation, nightmarish visions, encounters with terrifying creatures, a connection to the past and a prophecy of destruction on the scale never before seen in Pembrokeshire’s peaceful history. Should these events be true, then no one is safe. The harvest has begun…

'Masterfully written and a terrifying true journey into Alien Abduction. The benchmark for all paranormal accounts from the greatest paranormal author of his time.' Mysterious Radio



The Intrigues of Jennie Lee

A series of political and intimate intrigues turn history into thriller when Jennie Lee, elected to parliament aged just twenty-four, five years too young even to vote in 1929 Britain, has the chance to radically change the course of history...

A gripping and evocative story of love, politics, betrayal and bravery, which reimagines events of the interwar years.

Jennie Lee was elected to parliament aged just twenty-four, five years too young even to vote in 1929 Britain. From the Labour backbenches, she hurled barbs and bolts of thunder at the likes of Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, even her own party’s Prime Minister, Ramsay McDonald.

The novel intertwines real events with a personal story involving Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons, the future Queen Mother; the womanizing fascist Oswald Mosley; the Great War prime minister Lloyd-George; and the radical Labour MP Aneurin Bevan.

A series of political and intimate intrigues turn history into thriller when Jennie has the chance to radically change the course of history for Britain, Europe and the world.

'...marvellous in so many ways… An excellent take on the twisted, dangerous politics of 1930s Britain and a rattling good read.' C.J. Sansom, author of Dominion and the Shardlake mysteries




Pagan Portals - Raven Goddess

Pagan Portals - Raven Goddess follows on from Morgan Daimler's bestselling book The Morrigan, to help the reader continue learning about the Irish Goddess of war, battle, and prophecy.

Pagan Portals - Raven Goddess follows on from the author's earlier book, The Morrigan, to help the reader continue to get to know the Irish Goddess of war, battle, and prophecy with a particular focus on disentangling truth from common misconceptions. As the Morrigan has grown in popularity, understandings of who she was and is have shifted and become even more nebulous. Raven Goddess is intended to clarify some common points of confusion and help people go deeper in their study of the Morrigan and assist in nurturing a devotional relationship to her.


Real Estate Behind the Scenes - Games People Play

The winning guide for real estate agents, managers, brokers, company owners, buyers and sellers.

From France to California. From journalism to real estate. From sales associate to founder, executive vice-president, general manager, CEO, or president of some of the top companies in the US. Such has been the professional itinerary of Alain Pinel, an American real estate icon in constant search for business excellence.

In Real Estate Behind The Scenes – Games People Play, Alain shows real estate professionals the path to ultimate success. A must read for agents, managers and company owners.

Includes foreword by Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America.



Shine On

What if the after effects of a near-death experience were undeniable? What if a person could suddenly produce high quality paintings of the Afterllfe, or if they acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies? Meet: David Ditchfield.

Across thousands of years, people have described one of the most astonishing of all human phenomena: the near-death experience (NDE), the subjective experience of an Afterlife, a place where we apparently survive death.

The more powerful the NDE, the more profound the after effects. The ambitious reset their priorities. Atheists change their values. Doctors rethink their beliefs.

But what if the after effects of an NDE were undeniable? What if someone suddenly developed the ability to produce high quality paintings of their NDE, a new-found skill that went far beyond the artistic ability they had before? And what if that same person then suddenly acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies after their NDE? And their symphonies were then premiered at sell out orchestral concerts, even though, to this day, they are unable to read or write a single note of musical notation. Wouldn't this be proof that even a cynic would have a hard time explaining?

After his NDE, this is exactly what happened to David. And this is his story.



Since We Saw You Last

Interactive Bible Study using Gary Barlow's music to illustrate the points of study. A clear, creative way to run a study or fellowship group to deepen discipleship, suitable for small groups and individuals.

Methodist Minister, Rev Ben Clowes has produced a series of Bible studies which relates scripture to living in the 21st Century. Using the music of Gary Barlow’s highly emotional 2013 solo album, Since I Saw You Last as a backdrop, the studies look at how as a Church we connect with people most often at times of rites of passage.

Since We Saw You Last offers a clear creative way to run a study or fellowship group to deepen discipleship.

If people are searching for meaning in their lives, we need to speak into this as Christians and Ben believes this is at the heart of the links between the ‘I am’ sayings, rites of passage and the words we hear so eloquently put by Gary Barlow. Christians must be a people who reach out and share the good news of Jesus’ love with the world.



Sir Francis Bryan

The life of Henry VIII's most notorious ambassador, who, unlike many who served the second Tudor monarch, managed to keep his head.

Sir Francis Bryan was Henry VIII's most notorious ambassador and one of his closest companions. Bryan was a man of many talents; jouster, poet, rake and hell-raiser, gambler, soldier, sailor and diplomat. He served his king throughout his life and unlike many of the other men who served Henry VIII, Bryan kept his head and outlived his sovereign.

This book tells the story of his life from coming to court at a young age through all his diplomatic duties to his final years in Ireland.

The latest book from the best-selling author of Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII.



Sitting in the Stillness

What if there is, fundamentally, nothing to change or fix in ourselves?

Sitting in the Stillness is a collection of stories from the therapy room. Each one invites the reader to go beyond these personal accounts to the universal, beyond the agitations of the mind to an infinite stillness of being. The stories include examples from group therapy, mindfulness groups, family and couples’ therapy and demonstrate our fundamental interconnectedness.

'Insightful, practically useful, even enlightening. We are led along a less ‘self-centred’ path with a delightfully light touch.' Nigel Wellings, author of Why Can’t I Meditate?


Walks With Sam

During a summer of hiking, the author finds that it is his beloved pet that allows him to awaken to a new spirit of mindfulness.

A man, his dog, and a long walk can lead to unexpected discoveries. In the tradition of many literary walkers, David W. Berner sets out on foot hoping to reexamine his life, look back and forward, and most importantly, through the help of his young dog, Sam, try to find harmony in new beginnings and the uncertainties of the present.

In a series of chapters, each dedicated to one walk during a summer of hiking, the author finds that it is his beloved pet that allows him to awaken to a new spirit of mindfulness, finding beauty, wonder, and comfort in the ordinary, and to see a life, a neighborhood, and even a country with brand new eyes.

'With gentle humor and brilliant musings, both past and present, Walks With Sam has the charm and the innate truthfulness that some find in a work of art, a daily quest tinged with wonder and mystery with each forward step.' L.B.Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley.



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