Books

A few of the better books I’ve read.

Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell, Ph.D.

Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists by Dan Barker

50 reasons people give for believing in a god by Guy P. Harrison

2000 Years of Disbelief by James Haught

Losing My Religion by William Lobdell

Jesus, Interrupted:  Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible by Bart D. Ehrman

Farewell to God:  My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith by Charles Templeton

In God We Doubt by John Humphrys (Kind of an agnostic book.)

The Portable Atheist compiled by Christopher Hitchens

How Jesus Became Christian by Barrie Wilson

Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman

The Quotable Atheist by Jack Huberman

God’s Problem by Bart Ehrman

I Sold My Soul On Ebay by Hemant Mehta

Why I Became An Atheist by John Loftus

The End of Faith by Sam Harris

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

The Atheist Universe by David Mills

The Unlikely Disciple:  A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose

Religion Virus by Craig A. James

Believing Bullshit by Stephen Law

How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass by Christopher DiCarlo

4 thoughts on “Books

  1. Brenda, I would love for you to add my book to your list as I feel it addresses many of the questions and concerns that some of your visitors have expressed. It’s called “Things I Never Learned in Sunday School: Facts about the Christian church that will surprise and astound you.”.

    I’m an ex-Christian and the book is about the history behind many popular Christian beliefs. It contains nearly 200 references resulting from extensive study and research that I did after leaving the faith. (No surprise — things are not always as they seem.)

    I would be happy to send you a copy (pdf format). My email is info -at- writing-etc.com. You can read more about the book at Amazon in the Kindle store. Paperback will be available soon.

    • Which ones I would recommend would depend on where someone is at and what their particular issues are.

      I’d have to say that besides the obvious ones that offer fairly extensive coverage of the issues (‘godless’, ‘atheist universe’, ‘why I became an atheist’, and ‘farewell to god’), the favourites that jump out at me are ’50 reasons people give for believing in a god’ and ‘believing bullshit.’

      I do remember ‘how jesus became christian’ blowing my mind at the time, but that was one of the first books I read that was outside my Christian bubble so it wouldn’t have taken much to blow my mind – lol.

      The other ones I’d recommend for different specific issues. ‘God’s Problem’ had a big influence on me as well as ‘Misquoting Jesus.’

      If I had to pick a couple for you for where you’re at I’d choose ’50 reasons people give for believing in a god,’ and ‘believing bullshit.’

      It’s been awhile since I’ve read any of these but I hope that helps!

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