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Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

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New books on the secular life

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POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

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Haruki Murakami

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"Cli-fi"

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top 10

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book recommendations?

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Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

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Comment by Alan Michael Wilt on November 21, 2012 at 11:03am

Thanksgiving Day: an excerpt from “The Holy Family” by Alan Michael Wilt.

#AtheistNovel #religion #atheism #writing http://bit.ly/TY6ACv

Comment by Brian Magee on November 20, 2012 at 2:59pm

Evolution Made Clear for Kids in "Pepper’s Special Wings"

First Children’s Ebook from Humanist Press explores Natural Selection

 

In order to give parents a fun and effective tool when teaching young children evolution and the science behind it, author Mary Anne Farah has written Pepper’s Special Wings, a children’s ebook that uses the Peppered Moth species, a recent example of natural selection, as its inspiration.

 

Mary Anne Farah“Children have the right to know the truth about how life evolves and species change,” says Farah. “The well-documented story of how the Peppered Moth species eventually changed due to pollution darkening the plants where they congregated was perfect for a children’s book. The new survival advantage for moths with darker wings is an easy example to explain to children with no need to use words that may not have yet been learned, such as species, population, predation and camouflage.”

The story of Pepper the moth covers more than just evolution, however. While Pepper’s Special Wingsrelates to small children about how Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory of natural selection works, children will also identify with Pepper’s struggles with the recurring childhood themes of self-esteem, self-image, bullying and being teased.

“Children will see that sometimes being different is what makes them amazing!” Farah said.

To read the full announcement, click here.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 20, 2012 at 10:59am

They will prise the last real book from my cold, dead hand. I will not give in!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 20, 2012 at 12:11am

Treeware demise hinted.

Comment by Vitomama on November 19, 2012 at 7:13am

Hi, erstwhile friends! Actually, I am the friend who disappeared for awhile. But I am back with resolve to click often the dusty link bookmarked in my toolbar. Just published my novel on Amazon/Kindle - 'Ratenplatz Squared' under my legal name, Susan Teter. Hope ya'll will check it out. I'm anxious to reconnect here and hope to find some old friends, as well as some new ones. It already feels good to be back. Cheers!

Comment by Chris Dodds on October 9, 2012 at 3:13pm

I keep seeing an ad for an alledged atheist novel called "Mirror Reversal" on this site.  Has anyone read that book?  If so, what did you think?

Comment by Brian Magee on September 28, 2012 at 10:14am

Prominent Psychologist Jon Mills Pens First Novel

First Novel as an Ebook for Humanist Press

Tackling the issue of absence of meaning many people profess about their modern lives, psychologist, philosopher, and psychoanalyst Jon Mills uses the character of Dr. Owen Ross to explore the personal power of transcendence in When God Wept, the first novel by the award-winning author.

Living in a godless universe, Ross is a Chicago psychologist who realizes that his life has become empty and meaningless after enduring a lifetime of personal pain. The character is forced to come to terms with his mother’s suicide, his father’s religiosity, his daughter’s death, and the undisclosed love he has for a female co-worker. Afflicted by an insidious apathy, he no longer cares or feels compassion for others. Upon getting divorced, he reassesses the events that constitute his life, and throughout the course of one day, becomes horrified by his existence.

“Many people in contemporary society are secretly in search of spirituality without God, yet they are often a silent voice. That is one reason why I wrote this novel,” says Mills.

John Lacks, Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and author of In Love with Life, said of the book: “In a wonderfully perceptive account of human inadequacy, Mills reveals many of the most troubling ills of the modern world. This is a beautifully crafted, totally absorbing book.”

Depicting the toils of human existence within the decay of modern society, this novel is a journey into the human soul, examining the greater questions of authenticity, life and death, immortality, and the personal power of transcendence. Regardless of one’s background, the reader will identify with the universal themes that preoccupy us all.

M. Guy Thompson, author of The Death of Desire, said “Mills’ powerful and reflective novel is destined to have the same impact on twenty-first century readers that Sartre, Camus, and Kafka had on the twentieth. A splendid, contemporary achievement!”

The novel is the first title produced exclusively as a Ebook by Humanist Press and can be found online at HumanistPress.com, along with dozens of other titles. When God Wept is also available at major online Ebook retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Dr. Jon Mills is director of Mills Psychology Prof. Corp. in Pickering, Ontario, and Professor of Psychology & Psychoanalysis, Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto. He is also the editor of two international book series, and author or editor of over 100 publications including 12 books. In 2006 & 2011, he was recognized with a Gradiva Award for his scholarship from the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in New York City, and in 2008 was given a Significant Contribution to Canadian Psychology Award by the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association.

He lives with his wife and daughters in Ajax, ON.

A chapter excerpt can be found here: http://wdn.ipublishcentral.net/american_humanist_association/viewin...

Comment by Craig Evans on September 8, 2012 at 3:39am

The last couple of comments are interesting. I myself have an ongoing project to read works with a theological basis, keeping a skeptical mind.

Currently: Harvey Cox's "Secular City" from 1967... almost a "christian history"... purported to be one of the best works on Protestant theology of the 20th century.

Comment by Aiden on August 20, 2012 at 5:29pm

That's funny Jennifer... my local Skeptics group actually does a bible study too.

Comment by Jennifer Hancock on August 19, 2012 at 2:35pm

For anyone who wants to read the Bible in a group setting - I started a Humanist Bible Study - come join us - http://humanistbible.blogspot.com/

 

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