Beth Houston

Goodreads Author




Member Since
February 2017


Beth Houston, MA, MFA, has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at ten universities and colleges in California and Florida and has worked as a writer and editor. Her publications include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books, and over two-hundred works in literary journals. She is still delighted to have been the first featured poet at Able Muse Review.
Beth’s provocative books on Deism challenge prescribed beliefs with new thoughts about God, religion, spirituality, science, politics, and creativity. Her mystery/thriller novel pivots around sex trafficking of children. (Or does it...?) In a past life Beth worked for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and was a sheriff's 9-1-1 dispatcher and police property

Average rating: 4.12 · 25 ratings · 9 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Born-Again Deist

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blood Moon Burning: a Novel...

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Natural God: Deism in the A...

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blood Moon Burning: a Novel...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Exit Religion, Enter God

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Beth Houston…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Deists, not religious authoritarians, codified the clear separation of church from state in addition to the division of powers within the state. Deists, not the Continental philosophers, established our democratic republic upon uniquely radical interpretations of constitutional and procedural stability, representation, accountability, and transparency. Deists, not autocrats, formed a more perfect Union that preserved equally for each individual the universal civil liberties inscribed in the Bill of Rights. It was Deists who stood up for Everyman by instituting true equality and freedom for all.”
Beth Houston, Natural God: Deism in the Age of Intelligent Design

“From the Deist’s perspective, truth is not indoctrination by either science or religion; truth is eloquently expressed through Nature, the true, rational Word of God, offered democratically to everyone. As I will show, there’s plenty of evidence from science and religion that hope and joy and meaning and purpose are profoundly illuminating realities embedded in the material structure of existence. God is astounding, and so is the natural realm so conspicuously created for a reason. Common sense guides us to self-evident truths taught by Nature, truths that constitute the essence of Deism, the religious philosophy of choice of many of our democracy’s most seminal Founders, like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine, to name but a few.”
Beth Houston, Natural God: Deism in the Age of Intelligent Design

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Lesbian Mysteries: Books by Members A-K 1 47 Jan 29, 2016 09:48AM  
116660 Lesbian Mysteries — 255 members — last activity Oct 12, 2020 08:13AM
This group is for those readers who are interested in reading, studying, and discussing the relatively new sub-genre of Lesbian Mystery. Guidelines ...more
29 Mystery Lovers! — 1771 members — last activity Oct 21, 2020 04:24PM
Rain-on-the-windowpanes, chains-in-the-attic, figures struggling on the moor...this group is for fans of mystery! Find a book series, chat over s ...more
83510 Crime Detective Mystery Thriller Group — 2022 members — last activity 3 hours, 5 min ago
This is a book club/group for ALL books about crime, mysteries, and thrillers. From romantic suspense, to pulp fiction, to cozy mysteries, british det ...more
148236 Anything Legal, Legal Thrillers, Legal Mysteries and More — 786 members — last activity 12 hours, 5 min ago
This group is a place for authors and readers of anything legal, (thrillers, mysteries and more) to exchange ideas and reviews.
41828 Bookworm Bitches — 10552 members — last activity 29 minutes ago
Real Bitches Read Books! ;) This is a group for women only. Not trying to be a Bitch, but well... LOL! If you love to read, share book suggestions, do ...more
16821 Mystery/Thriller Reading Friends — 2530 members — last activity 1 minute ago
This group warmly accepts newcomers. Whereas mystery and thriller is the focus, we also love a great read, regardless of genre. Originally formed from ...more
14698 Lesbian Book Club — 3379 members — last activity Oct 20, 2020 02:00AM
Come and read with us. Here there are classics, non-fiction, fiction, and many more in LGBTQA+ literature. Find authors that you would have never read ...more
142072 Authors & Reviewers in Paradise — 633 members — last activity Oct 21, 2020 04:49AM
This is the group for you if you are a Author wanting more exposure and if you are a Reviewer seeking to review novels for your blog. Authors & Review ...more
20786 Book Haven — 9441 members — last activity Oct 21, 2020 12:40AM
This is a group for people who enjoy many different genre's. If you are someone who appreciates a good book, regardless of the genre...this is the gro ...more
84674 Crime, Mysteries & Thrillers — 11664 members — last activity 31 minutes ago
Welcome and join us for our monthly group reads. We read Mysteries, Thrillers, and a variety of subgenres. True Crime, Cozy Mysteries, and Series are ...more
More of Beth’s groups…

No comments have been added yet.