The Pages That Guided Me This Far In Life

Looking for some heavy reading or to become enlightened or obtained knowledge you might want to read my recommendations below.

For those looking for answers or just looking I recommend that you check out the following books.
These are not necessarily in the order in which you should read them. That is up to you. I find these books still helpful today and use them in my everyday life. Especially working with others. We are a country of many faiths and it takes understanding to narrow the gap. I must say there are two books that are not on this list that I have read but I would only say that you read them if you are strong in what you believe. You have to really be strong or these two books can be a real negative for you. So with caution I tell you the name of these books. “The Satanic Bible” and “The Witches Bible.”


Title Publisher Author, Translator, Editor If Any
Great Dialogues  Of Plato Signet Classics Translated by W.H.D. Rouse
Paradise Lost Barnes & Noble Classics John Milton
The Aeneid Barnes & Noble Classics Vergil
The City of God Barnes & Noble Library of Essential  Reading Saint Augustine
Inferno Barnes & Noble Signature Series Dante
Autobiography of a Yogi Self-Realization Fellowship Paramahansa Yogananda
The Works of Philo Hendrickson Publishers Translated by C.D. Yonge
Josephus The Complete Works Nelsons Super Value Series Translated by William Whiston, A.M.
Eusebius Ecclesiastical History Hendrickson Publishers Translated by C. F. Cruse
The Secret Teachings of All Ages Penguin Manly P. Hall
The New American Bible Revised Edition Fireside Catholic Publishing  
A New Systematic Theology of The Christian Faith Thomas Nelson Dr. Robert L. Reymond
The Holy Qur’ān Ahmadiyyah Anjuman Isha’at Islam Maulana Muhammad Ali
Of Late Antiquity Religions In Practice Princeton Reading In Religions Editor Richard Valantasis
Confession Barnes & Noble Classics Saint Augustine
The World’s Religion Harper San Francisco Huston Smith
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls In English Penguin Geza Vermes
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (The revised and Updated Translation Of Sacred Gnotic Text Complete In One Volume Harper One Edited by Marvin Meyer Advisory Board Wolf-Peter Funk, Paul-Hubert Poirier James M. Robinson. Introduction by Elaine H. Pagels
The Gnostic Bible New Seeds Edited by, Willis Barnstone & Marvin Meyer
King James Study Bible Nelson Publishing  


I will add a few more when I can find them.  And yes, I have read each and every one of these books. In fact some of these selections more than once, hazard of getting old. You have to refresh your memory.
I have actually read the Bible twenty six times from cover to cover in more than one version. There are those who say no one has ever done this. I say they are crazy however; My Father read the King James Bible from Cover to Cover seven times and could recite each and every scripture without looking. I did not inherit the ability to remember as well as he could.

Thank You and Happy Reading


2 thoughts on “The Pages That Guided Me This Far In Life

  1. chicagoja says:

    Interesting list. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library are a must for anyone who is serious about learning about man’s religious past. Elaine Pagels is outstanding as always.

    • Thank You.
      Yes they are. I believe you will find the others as interesting. However the Nag Hammadi Library is the most remarkable book on the religion. Books that many people do not know of.
      Wile The version of the Dead Sea Scrolls posted goes into some detail of the region where they were found and the true life of the people. A person reading this would be amazed at how strict the community was. The followed the teachings to the letter.
      I have a few more I will post that I have tucked away and it has been a while since I had them out and I need to get them out anyway. Some I have two copies of because I have used them so much.

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