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Ten Books for the Thinking Mind

Updated on May 25, 2017
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Jack has worked at IBM for over 28 years.


We are all shaped in part by authors and books we've read. Here are 10 books from the past that I enjoyed and have learned from. I am sure there are 10 other books equally fine. These words and ideas touched me and motivated me. I recommend them highly.

- May 2017

The List

Small is Beautiful by EF Schumacher.

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

The Road to Damascus by John A. O'Brien

The Bible as History by Werner Keller

The Science of God by Gerald L. Schroeder

Free to Choose by Milton friedman

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Think a Second Time by Dennis Prager

Scrum - The Art of of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland

On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins - A free online PDF ebook.


If you are like me when I was in my twenties, I had a lot of questions. I did not know what the world is about. I studied philosophy and religion and sciences but could not comprehend what life is all about. I loved books and read many in my local library. It was after reading some great books by very smart people that I began to form a structure of how to live. These ideas included faith, religion, politics, economics and social arenas. They had a great impact on my life.

Together, they will help you form a world view that makes sense. They will guide you in making the great decisions that will affect your life. You will be happier and more fulfilled.

In my current station in life, I am content and wishes to pass on my insight and knowledge. These list of books are just the beginning. I publish many of my ideas on HubPages...

Why It Is Important?

My contention is that our personal happiness in tied to our faith, our economic status and our social/political environment. Having a religious world view along with an economic model based on capitalism and people will result in the best outcome. These books have contributed to and shaped some of my thinking.


These books have great wisdom for all ages. It doesn't hurt to reread them since we tend to forget. I hope you enjoy reading these books. Let me know what you think.

© 2017 Jack Lee


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