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“Atheists in America” by Dr. Melanie Brewster

Atheists in America by Melanie E. Brewster Dr. Brewster’s book is an interesting collection of “testimonies” from non-believers of all walks of life in America. This book isn’t essential reading for an atheist or seeker to understand the relevant philosophical … Continue reading

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“Contact” by Carl Sagan

Contact by Carl Sagan Without even noticing, just as astronomy entered a golden age most people cut themselves off from the sky. I saw the movie based on this book when I was a teen and it was in theaters, … Continue reading

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“A History of God” by Karen Armstrong

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong A few years ago, I saw a YouTube video that gave a different history of the God of the Bible than I had picked up … Continue reading

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“Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex” by Mary Roach

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex delivers on its subtitle; it’s a survey of scientific research and inquiry about all matters sexual, from the early days of a curious female descendant of Napolean, through the formative years of … Continue reading

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Worried about a Secular/Religious Marriage? Let Dale McGowan Help

In Faith and in Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families by Dale McGowan I’ve been an enthusiastic reader of Dale McGowan‘s books for a few years now. He has found a very relevant … Continue reading

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“Doubt” by Jennifer Michael Hecht

Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht This is a very interesting book that reveals how much more there is to the … Continue reading

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Revealing the Big Secret

The boys hadn’t really been asking about sex, but sometimes it would come up indirectly. For example, “sexy” is a banned word at D’s school, and during his kindergarten year, he asked me what it meant. “Ummm… It means you’re … Continue reading

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked the early chapters of the book – Louv seems to be onto something with his critique of the … Continue reading

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The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood

The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood by David R. Montgomery I’ve been very interested in the Science vs. Religion for several years, but my reading had mostly been in the area of Creationism vs. Evolution. However, when … Continue reading

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The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson I had heard about this book for years, so I was glad to pick it up at a book sale. I was curious to learn more about Jefferson’s attempt to rewrite the Gospels. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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