Best Atheism Books
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1. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
Author: by Andrew L Seidel
Published at: Sterling; Illustrated edition (May 14, 2019)
Do In God We Trust, the Declaration of Independence, and other historical evidence prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? A constitutional attorney dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding.
In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true?
The Founding Myth answers the question once and for all.Andrew L. Seidel, a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, builds his case point by point, comparing the Ten Commandments to the Constitution and contrasting biblical doctrine with America’s founding philosophy, showing that the Bible contradicts the Declaration of Independence’s central tenets.
Thoroughly researched, this persuasively argued and fascinating book proves that America was not built on the Bible and that Christian nationalism is, in fact, un-American.Trim size:6.125 x 9 Inches
2. The God Delusion
Author: by Richard Dawkins
Published at: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (January 16, 2008)
A preeminent scientist – and the world’s most prominent atheist – asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers.
He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly.
It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe’s wonders than any faith could ever muster.
3. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Author: by Christopher Hitchens
Published at: Twelve (April 6, 2009)
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.
With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetryof the double helix.
4. Staying Sober Without God: The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism and Addictions
Author: by Jeffrey Munn
Published at: Jeffrey Munn (January 6, 2019)
Finally, a psychology-based approach to recovery that doesn’t require faith in a god or supernatural being. This book will guide you through a series of 12 steps designed to free you from the patterns that keep you stuck in your addictive cycle.
These 12 steps are developed to be workable whether you are currently in a traditional 12-step program or not. Cultivate genuine motivation to stop your addictive cycle. Find relief from the guilt of past actions and the resentments toward the people who hurt you.
Explore the patterns that keep you stuck and systematically remove them from your life. Heal the damage done to your loved ones. Discover powerful tools that help keep you grounded in the moment and free from overwhelming emotionsLive a full, healthy, balanced life free from the prison of addictive behavior.
One step at a time, you can end the cycle that causes suffering for you and your loved ones. With a detailed plan of action, you can stay sober without God.
5. Letter to a Christian Nation
Author: by Sam Harris
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (January 8, 2008)
From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God.
The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a loving God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history…
6. Wayward: A Memoir of Spiritual Warfare and Sexual Purity
Author: by Alice Greczyn
Published at: River Grove Books (January 26, 2021)
The Glass Castle meets EducatedWhen Alice Greczyn’s parents felt called by God to exchange worldly employment for heavenly provision, they followed their faith into homelessness with five children and a cat in tow. Homeschooled and avowed never to kiss a man until her wedding day, Alice had plans to escape the instability by becoming a missionary nurseplans that were put on hold with the opening of an unexpected door: the opportunity to be an actress in Hollywood.
What followed was a test of faith unlike any she had prepared for, an arranged betrothal she never saw coming, and a psychological shattering that forced her to learn how to survive without the only framework for life she had ever known.
This unique coming-of-age story takes place within a Christian subculture that teaches children to be martyrs and women to be silent. Revelatory, vulnerable, and offering catharsis for your own journey through faith and doubt, Wayward is a deeply intelligent memoir of soul-searchingand finding the courage to live in your own truth.
7. The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning
Author: by Jonathan Sacks
Published at: Schocken; Reprint edition (September 2, 2014)
Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each otherand that the world needs both. Atheism deserves better than the new atheists, states Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, whose methodology consists of criticizing religion without understanding it, quoting texts without contexts, taking exceptions as the rule, confusing folk belief with reflective theology, abusing, ridiculing, and demonizing religious faith and holding it responsible for the great crimes against humanity.
Religion has done harm; I acknowledge that. But the cure for bad religion is good religion, not no religion, just as the cure for bad science is good science, not the abandonment of science. Rabbi Sacks’s counterargument is that religion and science are the two essential perspectives that allow us to see the universe in its three-dimensional depth.
Science teaches us where we come from. Religion explains to us why we are here. Science is the search for explanation. Religion is the search for meaning. There have been times when religion tried to dominate science. And there have been times, including our own, when it is believed that we can learn all we need to know about meaning and relationships through biochemistry, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology.
8. The Belief Book
Author: by David G McAfee
Published at: Independently published (December 13, 2018)
What is belief and why is it so important? Where did it come from and what does it do? This book answers all of those questions and more!David G. McAfee, an author who studies religions, teamed up with writer and illustrator Chuck Harrison to create The Belief Book.
No matter how old or how young you are,this easy-to-read book can help you learn more about religions and gods and beliefs in general. It will also teach you about something called The Scientific Method, which is how we learn new things about the world!
By the time you’re done reading you will know the answers to some of life’s biggest questions, but more importantly, you will see why your questions, and all questions for that matter, are so important. This book is the first in a series of books all about belief, gods, and religion.
9. The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions
Author: by David Berlinski
Published at: Basic Books; Reprint edition (September 22, 2009)
The bestselling author of A Tour of the Calculus sets off on a wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists. Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief.
These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.
10. Five Proofs of the Existence of God
Author: by Edward Feser
Published at: Ignatius Press (August 18, 2017)
This book provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philosophical proofs of God’s existence: the Aristotelian, the Neo-Platonic, the Augustinian, the Thomistic, and the Rationalist. It also offers a thorough treatment of each of the key divine attributesunity, simplicity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forthshowing that they must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs.
Finally, it answers at length all of the objections that have been leveled against these proofs. This work provides as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print. Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments.
It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism that gives aid and comfort to atheism.
11. The Skeptic's Annotated Bible
Author: by Steve Wells
Published at: SAB Books, LLC; 1st Edition (February 15, 2013)
“Finally, Wells has published his famous online resource in book form. This volume belongs in every thinking person’s library-and in every hotel room in America…” Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will.
12. Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring (Paperback))
Author: by Christopher Hitchens
Published at: Basic Books; Later ptg edition (April 13, 2005)
“Art of Mentoring” seriesIn the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.
This book explores the entire range of “contrary positions”-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast.
He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.
13. The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
Author: by Edward Feser
Published at: St. Augustines Press; First Edition, New edition, PB (December 10, 2010)
The central contention of the New Atheism of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens is that there has for several centuries been a war between science and religion, that religion has been steadily losing that war, and that at this point in human history a completely secular scientific account of the world has been worked out in such thorough and convincing detail that there is no longer any reason why a rational and educated person should find the claims of any religion the least bit worthy of attention.
But as Edward Feser argues inThe Last Superstition, in fact there is not, and never has been, any war between science and religion at all. There has instead been a conflict between two entirely philosophical conceptions of the natural order: on the one hand, the classical teleological vision of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas, on which purpose or goal-directedness is as inherent a feature of the physical world as mass or electric charge; and the modern mechanical vision of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, according to which the physical world is comprised of nothing more than purposeless, meaningless particles in motion.
14. For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World
Author: by Sasha Sagan
Published at: G.P. Putnam's Sons; 1st Edition (October 22, 2019)
“A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence.” – Richard Dawkins”This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan … A wonderful gift for your favorite reader.” -Good HousekeepingThe perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself, For Small Creatures Such as We is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, a luminous celebration of Earth’s marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.
Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable.
When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions-from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more-growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.
15. Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God
Author: by Armin Navabi
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 6, 2014)
“Science can’t explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way.” “God’s existence is proven by scripture.” “There’s no evidence that God doesn’t exist.” “God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?” “Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!” How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists?
Why There Is No God provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it.
Whether you’re an atheist, a believer or undecided, this book offers a solid foundation for building your own inquiry about the concept of God.
16. Christianity Before Christ
Author: by John G. Jackson
Published at: Amer Atheist Pr (June 1, 1985)
Nothing is new or original in Christianity. All features and components of what is now known as Christianity were present in mythologies that flourished before Jesus is alleged to have lived, and this book shows how those myths evolved into today’s religion.