List Price: $ 15.95
Save 25 % off List Price
Godless : How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
After 19 years as an evangelical preacher, missionary, and Christian songwriter, Dan Barker 'threw out the bathwater and discovered there is no baby there.' Barker, who is now co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (America's largest organization of atheists and agnostics), describes the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. The four sections in Godless--Rejecting God, Why I Am An Atheist, What's Wrong With Christianity, and Life is Good!--include chapters on bible problems, the historicity of Jesus, morality, the Kalam Cosmological argument, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more. Barker relates the positive benefits from trusting in reason and human kindness instead of living in fear of false judgment and moral condemnation. Godless expands the story told in Dan's 1992 book, Losing Faith in Faith--the two books overlap about 20%--but a lot has happened in 16 years, and Dan updates the story with four new chapters, including 'The New Call' (lessons from the debate circuit), 'Adventures in Atheism,' and 'We Go To Washington' (FFRF's Supreme Court lawsuit, in which Dan was a plaintiff).
Showing 1-1 of the 1 most recent reviews
1 . Great read!
Posted May 18, 2010 by Jennifer , AtlantaThis books title stuck out to me at a book store. I wasn't even looking for this kind of material but it seemed interesting so I bought it. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn't want to read something that left me feeling hopeless. As it turns out, I've never read something that made more sense. While I didn't agree with everything, and occasionally his points went a little over my head, I still think this is a great book. I found myself wanting to tab pages to go back and explore further on my own. For this reason, and the fact that my book is worn from being borrowed, I'm going to buy this for my Sony reader.
Side note: this book gave me plenty of material to discuss with my Christian family and friends. It left most of them stumped and unable to explain their religion. You cant argue with reason. Thankfully I have great family and friends and the conversations were always healthy and no one was left offended =)
August 31, 2008
Number of Print Pages*
Adobe DRM EPUB
* Number of eBook pages may differ. Click here for more information.