Malcolm Gladwell Opens Up About His Beliefs: I’m ‘Rediscovering My Own Faith Again’

Sarah Pulliam Bailey of Religion News Service interviewed Malcolm Gladwell, author of All Those Popular Books People Buy at the Airport including his latest hit David and Goliath, about his faith.

It turns out there’s a religious side to Gladwell we’ve never heard much about:

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An Exclusive Excerpt from Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman’s Beyond the God Particle

It was 20 years ago when Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman coined the term “God Particle” to describe what has since been confirmed as the Higgs Boson, the subject at the center of today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Lederman wrote at the time:

Why God particle?… the publisher wouldn’t let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing.”

Now that the Higgs Boson has been discovered, Lederman is back with a new book that continues where his previous one left off. Beyond the God Particle (Prometheus Books, 2013), written with Dr. Christopher Hill, talks about “the future of particle physics and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled.”

Below is an exclusive excerpt from the book — keep reading for your chance to win a copy!

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Richard Dawkins Hits #11 on New York Times Best Sellers List

Guess who shows up on the New York Times Best Sellers list this weekend?

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An Atheist’s Message to the Christians Who Want to Convert Him

As regular readers know, several years ago, I wrote a book called I Sold My Soul on eBay about the time a former Christian pastor Jim Henderson paid money on eBay to send me to a variety of churches.

While I ended up writing my own book about the experience, Jim partnered up with another atheist, Matt Casper, and the two jointly wrote a book called Jim and Casper Go to Church, written mostly from Jim’s perspective, doing essentially the same thing: telling Christians what their churches looked like through the eyes of an atheist.

It’s been a while, but Jim and Casper have teamed up once again to write a book about what the “conversion conversation” looks like from the atheist perspective and how Christians get it wrong. It’s called Saving Casper:

Below is an exclusive excerpt from the book — one from Casper’s perspective — about what advice he would give Christians who mean well but fail at converting him. (Keep in mind the book is published by a Christian publisher and intended for a Christian audience):

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Richard Dawkins Discusses An Appetite for Wonder

Richard Dawkins is in the middle of his book tour for An Appetite for Wonder and he’ll be appearing at Northwestern University tonight. Jerry Coyne will be interviewing Dawkins on stage and I’ll be introducing the two as well as moderating the Q&A afterwards (which you *know* is going to be the craziest part of the night).

If you’re curious what the discussions are like, here’s a nice example from the Royal Institution of Great Britain — Adam Rutherford, a science broadcaster, was the host for the evening:

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