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Books on Religion, God

Recommended books

  • Religion for Atheists: a non-believer’s guide to the uses of religion by Alain de Botton 2012
  • The Believing Brain: from ghosts to gods to politics and conspiricies—how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths by Michael Shermer, 2011
  • The Belief Instinct: Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Jesse Bering – traces all to theory of mind, shows evolutionary value of believing in God. how to escape. 2011. Selected for book group in 2013
  • Deer Hunting with Jesus
  • Biology of Belief
  • Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt, by Herb Silverman
  • Greening of God and Science by Rupert Sheldrake
  • How we Believe, 2nd edition: science, skepticism and the Search for god by Michael Shermer, 2003, 2000
  • Combating Cult Mind Control
  • Denialism [of science] or something like that, rec by Rick Tholes?
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (2006)
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright (2009) shamans,abrahamics,Christianity,islam
  • Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith
  • Hume, Dialogues concerning natural religion

Already read in Jefferson Center Book Group(but not listed in the past book read page)

    8/11 Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right, by E.J. Dionne (2009)
    2/11 Society Without God, by Phil Zuckerman (2008)
    3/10 God, the Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows that God Does Not Exist, by Victor J. Stenger 2007
    10/09 Living Without God by Ronald Aronson (2008)
    10/08 Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion
    8/08 Richard Dawkins River Out of Eden: a Darwinian view of life