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January 15, 2016

My Number 4 Sonderbooks Stand-out for 2015 in Other Nonfiction is Loveability: Knowing How to Love and Be Loved, by Robert Holden, covers some essentials of living a satisfying life.

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Searching for Sunday
by Rachel Held Evans

The Spirit of Saint Francis
by Pope Francis

by Eben Alexander, M.D.

by Thomas Allin & Mark T. Chamberlain

by Diana Butler Bass

by Gerry Beauchemin

by Rob Bell

by Todd Burpo

by Julia Cameron

by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

by Larry Crabb

by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge

by John Eldredge

by John and Stasi Eldredge

by John Eldredge

by John and Stasi Eldredge

by John Eldredge

by Matthew Elliott

by Bob Evely

by Pope Francis

by Peter Gray, B.Th.

by John Wesley Hanson

by Hannah Hurnard

by Brad Jersak

by Tony Jones

by River Jordan

by Anne Lamott

by George MacDonald
edited by Michael Phillips

by Gregory MacDonald

by James MacDonald

by Kathleen McGowan

by Brian McLaren

by Brian D. McLaren

by Paul E. Miller

by Robert J. Morgan

by Robert J. Morgan

by Mary C. Neal, M.D.

by Shauna Niequist

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

by Henri J. M. Nouwen
compiled and edited by Wendy Wilson Greer

by Cheryl and Jeff Scruggs

by Priscilla Shirer

by Robert E. Steinkamp

compiled by Bob and Charlyne Steinkamp

by Miroslav Volf

by Ann Voskamp

by Rowan Williams

by Lauren F. Winner

Stunning Photographs
by Annie Griffiths

What We See When We Read
by Peter Mendelsund

by Robert Pinsky

by David Crystal

by Dilys Evans

by Gregory Maguire

by Robert Pinsky

by John Pollack

by Francine Prose

by Anita Silvey

by Refe & Susan Tuma

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by Annie Leonard

by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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by Gene Robinson

by Elizabeth Warren

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All Is Well
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by Harold S. Kushner

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edited by Anita Silvey

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by Lauren F. Winner

by William Zinsser

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by Robert Holden

by Sherre Hirsch

by Carl Alasko, PhD

by Ellyn Bader, PhD, and Peter T. Pearson, PhD

by Dan Baker, PhD, and Cathy Greenberg, PhD, with Ina Yalof

by Lundy Bancroft

by Lundy Bancroft
and JAC Patrissi

by Amy Banks, M.D.
with Leigh Ann Hirschman

by Melody Beattie

by Melody Beattie

by Melody Beattie

by Melody Beattie

by Martha Beck

by Albert J. Bernstein, PhD

by Lisa Groen Braner

by Brene Brown

by Brené Brown

by Susan Cain

by Richard Carlson, PhD

by Karen Casey

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by Victoria Castle

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by Patricia Evans

by Patricia Evans

by Patricia Evans

by Patricia Evans

by Patricia Evans

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by Robert Holden, PhD

by Robert Karen, PhD

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by Byron Katie

by Daphne Rose Kingma

by Mira Kirshenbaum

by Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller

by Dr. Fred Luskin

by Dr. Fred Luskin

by Tim Murphy, PhD, and Loriann Hoff Oberlin

by Christel Nani

by Cal Newport

by Mark O'Connell, PhD

by Judith Orloff, MD

by Ken Page

by Steven Pressfield

by Michael Riera, PhD

by Hal Edward Runkel
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by Alicia Salzer



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by Deborah Collins Stephens, Jackie Speier, Michealene Cristini Risley, and Jan Yanehiro

by Dr. Robin Stern

by Steven Stosny, PhD

by Steven Stosny

by Ty Tashiro

by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu

by John Van Epp, PhD

by Scott Wetzler, PhD

by Beth Wilson

by Marianne Williamson

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Lost Animals
by Errol Fuller

What If?
by Randall Munroe

by Alex Bellos

by Kevin Devlin and Gary Lorden

by Dr. Richard Elwes

by Nancy Ross Hugo
photographs by Robert Llewellyn

by Paul Parsons & Gail Dixon

by Charles Seife

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You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)
by Felicia Day

Beyond Magenta
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by Joan Anderson

by Melody Beattie

by Don Borchert

by Arun Chaudhary

by Amy Chua

by William Deresiewicz

by Anthony Doerr

by Clare B. Dunkle

by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle

by Elizabeth Edwards

by Dave Eggers
narrated by Firdous Bamji

by Cary Elwes

by David Finch

by Conor Grennan

by Deborah Heiligman

by James Herriot

by Immaculee Ilibagiza
with Steve Erwin

by Immaculee Ilibagiza
with Steve Erwin

by Immaculee Ilibagiza
with Steve Erwin

by Immaculee Ilibagiza

collected by Dave Isay

by Dan Jones
read by Clive Chafer

by Brianna Karp

by Jacqueline Kennedy
Interviews with Arthur M. Schlessinger, Jr., 1964

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by Catherine Claire Larson

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by David Small

by Megan Smolenyak

by Daniel Tammet
read by Simon Vance

by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
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by Abigail Thomas

by Amy Thomas

by Mo Willems

by Jennifer Worth
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