Philip Pullman Will Soon Publish “Companion” Books to the “His Dark Materials” Trilogy

More than twenty years after Philip Pullman published his trilogy His Dark Materials, the author has announced a new “companion” set of books.

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Podcast Ep. 148: Dr. Daniel Dennett, Author of From Bacteria to Bach and Back

I spoke with him about why our minds are like a loaded iPhone, what we would do if the internet broke, and his new art exhibit.

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The Reluctant Apostate: A Story About Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses

A former Jehovah’s Witness has just published his memoir and it’s an incredible story about why it’s so important to leave a harmful religion (even when that’s difficult).

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This Profile of Bart Campolo Shows How the Best Parts of Religion Can Still Work Without God

This weekend’s New York Times Magazine will include a wonderful story by journalist Mark Oppenheimer about Bart Campolo, the Humanist chaplain whose father is an evangelical Christian icon. The story went online earlier today and it’s a must-read.

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The Quintessential Book of Advice for Atheist Parents Just Got Bigger and Better

Of all the books I’ve recommended to readers over the years, one that I’ve kept coming back to — because it’s so reliable, interesting, and useful — is Dale McGowan‘s Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion. It’s a compilation of essays (written by several people) about how to tackle the various issues atheist parents have to deal with, a topic that I rarely saw addressed before this book came out. The newest edition of the book is even better than the original.

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