Religion


Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew – Bart D. Ehrman
The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed – Bart D. Ehrman
God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question–Why We Suffer – Bart D. Ehrman
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them) – Bart D. Ehrman
Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are – Bart D. Ehrman
Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth – Bart D. Ehrman
How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee – Bart D. Ehrman
Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior – Bart D. Ehrman
The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World – Bart D. Ehrman
Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife – Bart D. Ehrman
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity – Elaine Pagels
The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World’s Most Animated Family – Mark I. Pinsky
The Oxford History of the Biblical World – Michael D. Coogan (Editor)
The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion – Mircea Eliade
The Hero with a Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief – Lawrence Wright

History


Rise & Fall of British Empire – Lawrence James
The Honourable Company – John Keay
India: A History – John Keay
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America – Erik Larson
Thunderstruck – Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson
Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi – Timothy R. Pauketat
A Social History of Greece and Rome – Michael Grant
Early Greece – Oswyn Murray
Democracy and Classical Greece – J. K. Davies
The Hellenistic World – F. W. Walbank
The Roman Republic – Michael Crawford
The Roman Empire – Colin Wells
The Later Roman Empire – Averil Cameron
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine – Barry Strauss