September 21, 2014

The Book of Strange New Things by bestselling author Michel Faber (an atheist) is a new novel that delves into the psyche of a Christian missionary who travels impossibly far from his beloved wife to bring hope to some weird alien beings. Read more

June 28, 2014

If trying to meditate is impossible for you, as it was for me, then Sam Harris’s new book may provide the extra bit of clarity that will make all the difference in your efforts. Read more

May 31, 2014

Here and Now, a new book by cartoonist Jeff Stilwell, starts like this: “In the beginning, it was simple. We needed a God. So we created one. . . . In fact, we created many.” Anthropologists and most scientists agree with that succinct analysis. Read more

May 23, 2014

It seems to me that out-of-the-closet atheists who are also entertainers or artists or authors have a little harder time getting the word out. When I see a fellow non-believer with new work, I like to take a look. I was happily pleased by Julia Sweeney’s new book, If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother. Read more

May 6, 2014

Growing Up Godless: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Without Religion is a new book about the challenges of secular parenting, a practical guide that is warm without being unhelpfully fuzzy. The author advocates staying out of social media “debates” … Read more

April 26, 2014

As soon as I read the brief summary for the 2012 DVD The Broken Circle Breakdown, a film in Flemish that covers a heartfelt conflict between an atheist and his devout wife, I added it to my Netflix list. Read more

April 19, 2014

Was Jehoshua/Jesus a healer, a magician, a prophet, someone who used the terms “son of man” and “son of God” metaphorically or literally? A beguiling new novel based on the Bible puts the reader there on the scene… Read more

April 17, 2014

The atheist alone has the ability, and the weighty responsibility, to create selflessly for the benefit of all humankind. Read more

April 10, 2014

48 years later, one of our most original novelists, Robert Coover, follows up his award-winning The Origin of the Brunists with a huge new take on Christianity, morality, and the art of writing itself. Read more

March 19, 2014

When your public self pronounces against organized religion, is your actual self liable to be targeted? This novel of ideas in the guise of a mystery thriller sets up a thought-provoking set of questions… Read more


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