I Wasn’t Expecting to See That in a Book About Evolution…

When Renee Winget went to a local bookstore to pick up a copy of Neil Shubin‘s (excellent) book about evolution Your Inner Fish, she found a Christian tract inside…

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Why Is Grandma Talking To Her Food? How to Explain Prayer to Children

David McAfee, the author of several books about faith and atheism, has teamed up with writer and illustrator Chuck Harrison for a new project introducing religion to children.

The Book of Gods offers an objective take on what people believe and why they believe it.

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In the excerpt below, the authors explain prayer to kids who might not be familiar with the concept:

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A New Book Explores How Non-Religious Parents Are Filling the Faith Gap

For years now, Katherine Ozment has been exploring how the ever-growing segment of non-religious parents raise their children. They’re not all atheists, but they have to grapple with the Big Questions about life and death and belonging, all without supernatural faith. She wrote a magazine article about it a few years ago, and she has now written a full-length examination into the topic.

Her new book is called Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age (Harper Wave, 2016).

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In the excerpt below, Ozment talks about how she realized the importance of teaching religious literacy to her oldest child, even when she wasn’t raising her in a particular faith.

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A New Book Explores Why the Author Ran for Office As An Openly Atheist Candidate

In 2010, after Dr. Wynne LeGrow retired from his career as a physician, he ran for Congress from Virginia’s 4th District, which was represented by Republican Randy Forbes, the man so conservative, he founded the Congressional Prayer Caucus.

LeGrow, on the other hand, ran as an open atheist. He lost the race, but writes about the experience in his new book Last Leper in the Colony.

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In the excerpt below, LeGrow talks about why he chose to be an openly atheist candidate when there were other safer options available:

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Every New Copy of Richard Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker Will Have a Unique Cover

If you read Richard Dawkins‘ 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, then you might remember that he created a computer program to simulate how evolution works. His “biomorphs” ultimately evolved in ways he couldn’t have anticipated — and that helped him explain the power of natural selection.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of that book’s publication, Penguin Books just reissued The Blind Watchmaker and they did something really incredible with the covers.

They created their own version of Dawkins’ evolution program in order to create a unique biomorph for the cover of every single book.

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