Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood In these times of insanity where those in power would destroy the edifices of those they dislike (looking at the Middle East as I say this), it is important to look back and see what those who came before us built for us.
Catholics by Brian Moore I read this (rather ironically), while on an eight-day silent retreat at a Jesuit spirituality centre in the UK, after finding it on a bookshelf in the library.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan I was given this book by a senior teacher in the science department of a school I taught in for a time.
The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge A wise old Irish man once told me that a wise old Jesuit once said to him at the beginning of a psychology lecture that “all psychology and philosophy exists in order to teach us to love other people”.
Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those books that came at the right time – it seems as though it was given to me.
What we call love: A tool A weapon A resource A chain A hole A pain A remorse A toy A pleasure A gain A power A thirst A hunger Love me (I need you) Fix me (I need you) Save me (I need you) Gratify me (I need you) I love you (I want you) What You call love: Be at peace I am with you you will never be alone.
I miss who we were when fireworks set the sky ablaze, a haze of colours drowned out the moonlight, lit up your face, and you would smile.