On Finally Learning to Meditate (For a Few Seconds)

waking up meditation

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...]

Have Fun at God’s Expense (He Won’t Care)

Here and Now by Jeff Stilwell

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...]

Julia Sweeney is One Funny Atheist Entertainer

mother book

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...]

Can You Be a Good Godless Parent?

two hands

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...]

True or False or Both?

hammer and nail

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...]

Robert Coover Slams Religion (and the “Rules” of Writing)

praying hands

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...]

Your Beliefs or Your Life?

"Wicked Gods"

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...]

7 Extreme Liars (er, Prophets)

obey

Those who don’t believe in the divine specialness of any of the major religions’ prophets may nonetheless disagree about their sincerity. Here’s an atheist author who believes they were just plain liars. [Read more...]

Who Would Have Thought?

Bullrider Photo (c) Hank Fox

I never expected to find a comrade-in-values who self-identifies as “red neck” and “blue collar.” But Hank Fox is a true blue atheist, and his book is a fine (and funny) read. [Read more...]


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