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Everybody Is Wrong About God
3.68
really liked it
A refreshing book that explores the psychosocial needs that are met by a belief in a deity. The book assumes that the debate over God’s existence is o ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 03, 2015
 
Not In God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence
4.31
it was amazing
NOT IN GOD’S NAME is one of the most profound books I have ever read. Jonathan Sacks provides an incisive analysis of the roots of religious violence ...more
Nov 2015
Sep 04, 2015
 
Slaying the Dragons: Destroying Myths in the History of Science and Faith
3.75
really liked it
Very interesting, enjoyable, intelligent, well-written book. Combined with the author's obvious professional mastery of history his witty, passionate, ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Toxic People in Your Life
3.49
it was amazing
An excellent, practical book on a very important subject. I give this one 5 stars for the following reasons: 1) Well written, easy to read, and engagi ...more
Jan 2015
May 01, 2015
 
The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism
3.76
it was amazing
An excellent read! The book is divided into two sections. Section 1 evaluates common arguments in support of theism and shows how they are incoherent, ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
A Manual for Creating Atheists
3.94
it was amazing
This is a great book for so many reasons. Firstly, it is empathic. Boghassian treats those he is trying to rescue, from what he describes as a "faith ...more
Jul 04, 2015
Oct 22, 2013
 
Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self
4.67
really liked it
Everyone interested in religion should read this book. The stories come from a range of people with various backgrounds and exiting from various relig ...more
Jul 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
 
The Road Trip that Changed the World: The Unlikely Theory that will Change How You View Culture, the Church,  and, Most Importantly, Yourself
4.22
really liked it
A potent, cogent critique of contemporary Christianity using two "road trips" as the framework. Jack Kerouac's book "On the Road", which the author ar ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Jesus and the Feminists: Who Do They Say That He Is?
4.21
really liked it
A comprehensive survey and critique of feminist scholarship on the question of whether women should be permitted positions of authority within the Chr ...more
May 20, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
The Case Against The Case for Christ
4.07
it was amazing
I haven't read Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ because I have read another book by him and couldn't bear to read another one. I find his "journalist ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2012
 
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
4.42
really liked it
An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occas ...more
not set
Dec 12, 2017
 
50 Simple Questions for Every Christian
4.19
it was amazing
Simple questions they may be - but they are tough ones for any Christian to answer. This is a remarkably well written book by an atheist. The author d ...more
May 03, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
Wasteland Gods
3.77
liked it
A strange story. In one sense, you don’t really understand what’s going on until the last chapter. I would have liked more hints in the story pointing ...more
not set
Apr 19, 2016
 
From Moon to Joshua (The Sands of Deliverance #1)
4.32
really liked it
I really enjoyed this first book in the new THE SANDS OF DELIVERANCE series. It's so enjoyable I am now hanging out for the second book -- which hasn' ...more
May 24, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
 
White Washed: Uncovering the Myths of Ellen G. White
4.23
really liked it
Only of interest to those who have some knowledge of Seventh-day Adventism (SDA) or wanting to know more about the issues related to the book's topic. ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Apr 30, 2011
 
Holy Fable: The Old Testament Undistorted by Faith
4.38
really liked it
A fascinating read. I'm no expert, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of Price's scholarship. But a scholar he is. And the background he describes fr ...more
Sep 14, 2017
Aug 04, 2017
 
DarkNet
4.04
really liked it
A short, punchy, fast-paced, sometimes shocking story that draws on contemporary anxieties related to the internet. Unsophisticated but a good read. H ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
 
Scared Yet?
4.06
really liked it
A straightforward crime novel. It was good enough that I didn’t guess the perpetrator. Easy to read. Liked the fact that the main protagonist was a st ...more
Dec 30, 2016
Feb 26, 2012
 
Free Radicals
3.71
Ignore my rating - I rated the wrong book!!
not set
Jul 22, 2011
 
Keeping the Brain in Mind: Practical Neuroscience for Coaches, Therapists, and Hypnosis Practitioners
4.48
did not like it
This is a book of pseudoscience. This becomes obvious from the beginning. After the first few chapters, I gave up on the book because of its promotion ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2017
 
Is Reality Secular?: Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews
4.20
really liked it
A fresh read best when the author is surveying and commenting on the various world views. The task of the author is to evaluate the different world vi ...more
Feb 24, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization
4.29
it was ok
Vishal Mangalwadi's The Book That Made Your World is an ambitious undertaking that is also deeply flawed. Mangalwadi’s thesis is concisely summarised ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Gatekeepers (A Rake Stafford Novel #2)
4.00
liked it
At the heart of this novel is a very controversial thesis that St Paul (as he his known) was merely an entrepreneur who picked up on the apocalyptic-t ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
 
How Do We Know?: An Introduction to Epistemology
3.74
liked it
Well... I'm going against the trend to score this book high because, while it's a reasonable introduction to epistemology, the authors' self-confessed ...more
May 14, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
Madness
4.27
it was amazing
This is a remarkable account of Kate Richards' journey through mental illness. Kate is highly intelligent, articulate and an excellent writer. She has ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
The Adam Quest: Eleven Scientists Who Held on to a Strong Faith While Wrestling with the Mystery of Human Origins
4.09
it was amazing
One of the most helpful and engaging books I have read on the debate between young earth creationism (YEC), intelligent design (ID), and evolutionary ...more
Aug 09, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
3.86
it was amazing
This book is essential reading for everyone — that is, everyone who considers themselves a flawed human. Those who don’t probably wouldn’t want to rea ...more
Nov 15, 2015
Dec 07, 2012
 
A Faithful Guide to Philosophy
4.86
it was amazing
This is an excellent introduction to some philosophical questions from a Christian perspective. The first section of the book discusses what philosoph ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Nov 07, 2013
 
Gunning for God
4.29
liked it
There is much to like about this book. But there are also some significant problems which means it doesn't really pack the 'debilitating punches' that ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Feb 17, 2012
 
Vatican Waltz
3.54
really liked it
VATICAN WALTZ was a gently intriguing read with a fascinating twist at the end that raises questions about the way in which believers accept certain d ...more
Jan 19, 2016
Dec 02, 2013
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