About Emily Dietle

Outside of my day job, I enjoy reading, blogging, gaming & web design. I'm also a Houston Atheists assistant organizer | @emilyhasbooks

Candidate Without a Prayer: Review and Interview with Author Herb Silverman

It was a bit of a challenge writing this book review without revealing or spoiling the number of anecdotal gems contained within.  Herb Silverman, if you’re unfamiliar, is an atheist, activist, and the President of the Secular Coalition for America. When asked to review Candidate Without a Prayer, I was at first concerned that it [Read More…]

In Search of Secular Therapists?

You’ve heard of Dr. Darrel Ray, right?  Author, speaker, psychologist, and founder of “Recovering from Religion” (R|R), an organization that helps people transition from a religious lifestyle into a secular one.  Well, Darrel has begun another project with R|R and it’s something that many of us will find an invaluable resource. This new endeavor, called [Read More…]

Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality: A Review and An Interview with Author Darrel Ray

The news has been at capacity lately with attacks on issues of sexual freedom, and this book by psychologist Dr. Darrel Ray could not be more important to us all. Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. The bold title and cover image of this book will supply you with endless entertainment from the odd [Read More…]

Let Reason Reign: A Recap of ReasonFest 2012

This past weekend I attended ReasonFest, a regional convention held on the University of Kansas, with over 500 attendees.  When I arrived at the KCI airport Friday afternoon, I immediately regretted forgetting my jacket in Houston, as the temp was in the twenties and dropping rapidly.  After an afternoon of restful fireside reading, there was [Read More…]

Attack of the Theocrats!: A Review and an Interview with Author Sean Faircloth

This past October, while attending the TX Freethought Convention, I had the opportunity to hear Sean Faircloth speak. Directly following his presentation, I ventured to the bookstore and purchased his first book, Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It (which is officially released [Read More…]