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K-GoodWOGod.jpg Can We Be Good Without God? Price: $22.00
By Dr. Robert Buckman, M.D.
Subtitled "Behaviour, Belonging and the Need to Believe," this work affirms that decency and ethics can exist independently of religion. Dr. Buckman explores the science behind belief and how it operates within the limbic system. A fascinating read. Hardcover, 274 pages.
K-ConfrontC-S.jpg Confronting Church & State: Memoirs of an Activist Price: $12.95
By John M. Swomley.
Memoirs of Swomley's life-long fight for religious liberty. Information and inspiration about a never-ending struggle.
Paperback, 133 pages.
K-FreedomChoice.jpg Freedom of Choice Affirmed Price: $12.95
By Dr. Corliss Lamont.
Using Humanist philosophy as his touchstone, the author convincingly argues the case for the existence of freedom of choice.
Paperback, 214 pages.
K-HowWeBelieve.jpg How We Believe: Sceince, Skepticism, and the Search For God Price: $14.95
By Michael Shermer.
Shermer explores how and why people, especially in the face of such scientific evidence against, still continue to believe in god.
Paperback, 275 pages.
Humanism for Parents Parenting Without Religion atheists agnostics godless Sean P Curley Humanism for Parents - Parenting Without Religion Price: $12.95
Humanism for Parents - Parenting Without Religion. By some estimates, over 1 billion people in the world are non-religious (humanist/secular/atheist) yet we base many of our parenting techniques and traditions on religion. This terrific little book outlines how non-believing parents can have rites, rituals, and practices needed for a healthy, spiritually fulfilled family - without God, Jesus, bibles and other destructive religious indoctrination.
Paperback - 87 pages.
K-HumanMan2.jpg Humanist Manifesto 2000 Price: $9.00
by Paul Kurtz.
This collection of essays defends one of the most venerable ethical, scientific and philosophical traditions of Western civilization.
Paperback - 273 pages.
I Sold My Soul On eBay Hemant Mehta I Sold My Soul On eBay - Hemant Mehta Price: $13.99
I Sold My Soul On eBay. When Hemant Mehta was a teenager he stopped believing in God, but he never lost his interest in religion. Mehta is "the eBay atheist," the nonbeliever who auctioned off the opportunity for the winning bidder to send him to church. Auction winner Jim Henderson, a former pastor and author of Evangelism Without Additives, sent Mehta off to visit a variety of church services – posting his insightful critiques on the Internet and spawning a positive, ongoing dialogue between atheists and believers. Mehta's book features his latest church critiques, including tales of his visits to some of the best-known churches in the USA.
Paperback - 210 pages.
K-WarAmer.jpg James Dobson's War On America Price: $31.00
By Gil Alexander-Moegerle.
Take a behind the scenes look at the private life of the militant moral and political activist credited with the 30-year power surge of the Religious Right.
Hardcover - 305 pages.
K-LosingMyReligion.jpg Losing My Religion, William Lobdell Price: $25.99
This very personal account details the struggle the author has as he moves from total acceptance of Religion to rejection. Many who have "faith" will complain that religion and faith are separate. But the author does a very good job as he relates his story. He accepts religion and faith as it is the accepted thing to do. He finds safety in numbers and certainly, all cannot be wrong. But he realizes over time the intellectual emptiness that exists in accepting "faith" without critical thinking. When he cannot ignore the repeated inconsistencies between what so-called people of faith profess and what they do, he reaches the breaking point. But can he still be accepted in a society that, for the most part, considers people of faith as normal? Hardbound,
Lucy The Beginnings Of Humankind Donald Johanson Maitland Edey origin of species charles darwin fossil record bones Lucy: The Beginnings Of Humankind - paperback Price: $16.95
Lucy: The Beginnings Of Humankind. At around three and a half million years old, Lucy blew the top off of the anthropology community when Donald Johanson discovered her fossilized remains in 1974. Click the image to find out more!
K-MaybeRight.jpg Maybe Right Maybe Wrong Price: $17.00
By Dan Barker.
This book for the 7-12 year-old group teaches children to use critical thinking skills and approach moral issues without leaning on religious text.
Illustrated Paperback, 75 pages.
K-MaybeYesNo.jpg Maybe Yes, Maybe No Price: $17.00
By Dan Barker.
Encourages kids to keep an open mind and check things out to find the truth rather than blindly accepting everything we hear. This is a wonderful book that introduces kids to the wonders of critical thinking, and it's great for ages 9 and up. Click on the picture for details.
Illustrated Paperback - 80 pages.
Not In Our Classrooms Creationists Intelligent Design Evolution Charles Darwin Reality Not In Our Classrooms Price: $14.00
In "Not in Our Classrooms," parents and teachers, as well as other concerned citizens, have a much-needed tool to argue against teaching intelligent design as science. In clear and lively essays, a team of experts describe not only the history of the intelligent design movement and the lack of scientific support for its claims, but also the religious, legal, and pedagogical problems that proposals to teach this idea in the public schools bring in their wake. Essential reading for anyone concerned about the teaching of science in our public schools.
Paperback - 171 pages.
Parenting Beyond Belief atheist agnostic godless children Dale McGowan Parenting Beyond Belief Price: $17.95
In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children. In the age of creeping, invasive fundamentalism, this great book is more relevant than ever! 290 pages.
K-RageVeil.jpg Rage Against the Veil: The Courageous Life and Death of an Islamic Dissident Price: $30.00
By Parvin Darabi and Romin P. Thomson.
If you care about basic human rights, this scathing indictment of contemporary oppression in Iran will enrage you.
Hardcover, 270 pages.
K-SmartMoves.jpg Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head Price: $15.95
By Carla Hannaford. The body's role in thinking and learning is presented for the first time in a popular readable format, thoroughly supported by scientific movement. She tells us why we must move - and shows us how to move to fully activate our learning potential.
Paperback - 200 pages.
K-Spirit.jpg Spirit - William Edelen Price: $20.00
By William Edelen.
This book of essays details a wide range of freethought subjects: from the founding fathers to mysticism; from humanism to contemporary holidays.
Paperback - 161 pages.
K-SpiritDance.jpg Spirit Dance - Essays Price: $18.00
William Edelen's collection of essays and newspaper columns explores a wide range of topics, from the bible and religion to women and assisted suicide. Thoughtful and provocative musings by a great American writer and polymath.
Paperback - 178 pages.
Sum - hardback, David Eagelman death afterlife Sum: 40 Tales from the Afterlives - hardback, David Eagleman Price: $19.95
David Eagleman, a scientist at the Baylor College of Medicine, offers an interesting look at death and beyond in “Sum.” (By the way, he used this old Latin phrase as the title - of course meaning “I am.”) He presents 40 different short stories of varying gods and the afterlives they create, all of which are mutually exclusive - one cannot believe in more than one without contradicting oneself. In this way, he causes readers to think about beliefs and why they believe them. Atheists will love this book, and love giving it to Fundie friends. It also contains kernels of wisdom that people can apply to their own lives; for example, one story he “calculates” the time someone can spend in a lifetime brushing teeth, eating, watching tv, etc. (One of our staff owns this book and just adores it; she said it is “a book on living rather than a book on dying.”) Excellent reading!
Hardback - 107 pages.
K-GoldenBoughX.jpg The Golden Bough with Introduction and Explanatory Notes Price: $14.95
By James Frazer.
This new edition of James Frazer's 1890 book restores his bolder theories for the first time, setting them within the framework of a valuable introduction and explanatory notes throughout the book.
Paperback, 858 pages.
The Humanist, Nov/Dec 2009 The Humanist, Nov/Dec 2009 Price: $2.00
The Humanist, Nov/Dec 2009. This month's articles include:
- Humanist of the year.
- Greg Epstein's book: Good Without God.
- Memoir of a spiritual refugee.
- Humanist essay contest winners.
- Have dogs become our gods?
And much more besides!
Mind bible believer fundamentalist baptists taliban Edmund Cohen The Mind of the Bible Believer Price: $28.00
By Edmund D. Cohen.
Examines the unsurpassed psychological acumen of the Bible; a look at the mind of the born-again Christian and the ominous intentions of Pat Robertson's 700 Club.
Paperback - 432 pages.
K-MostDang.jpg The Most Dangerous Man in America Price: $21.00
By Robert Boston.
An examination of Robertson's views, inconsistencies, hypocrisy, and power. This book warns of the danger of an intolerant extremist in American politics.
Paperback - 240 pages.
The Portable Atheist Christopher Hitchens agnostic freethinker freethought The Portable Atheist Price: $17.50
The Portable Atheist - Christopher Hitchens. "Religion invents a problem where none exists, by describing the wicked as also made in the image of god and the sexually nonconformist as existing in a state of incurable mortal sin that can incidentally cause floods and earthquakes." The readings Hitchens chooses to bolster his argument are indeed engaging and important. Hobbes, Spinoza, Mill and Marx are some of the heavyweights representing a philosophical viewpoint. From the world of literature the author assembles excerpts from Shelley, Twain, Conrad, Orwell and Updike. What these dynamic writers are railing against is a strawman: an immature, fundamentalist, outdated, and even embarrassing style of religion that many intelligent believers have long since cast off.
Paperback - 499 pages.
K-RoadToReason.jpg The Road to Reason: Landmarks in the Evolution of Humanist Thought Price: $14.00
By Pat Duffy Hutcheon.
A much needed and most welcome resource for any thoughtful person who wants to better appreciate the naturalistic view of human existence rather than the supernatural or mystical approaches that so regrettably dominate the current scene.
Paperback - 197 pages.
K-RoveMind.jpg The Roving Mind Price: $21.00
Isaac Asimov's fascinating collection of essays deals with a wide range of subjects. Contributions by Paul Kurtz, Carl Sagan, and others.
Paperback - 350 pages.
K-WaysOfAnAtheist.jpg The Ways of an Atheist Price: $16.00
By Bernard Katz.
Katz has a biting and succinct style and a knack for presenting the fresh fruits of atheistic thinking to a wide general audience. He clearly illustrates in these essays that morality and goodness are of human origin, not divinely inspired, and that religion can in fact breed immorality.
Paperback, 152 pages.
K-TimeTraveling.jpg Time Traveling with Science and the Saints Price: $26.98
By George A. Erickson.
History reveals that religion in general and Christianity in particular has retarded social and scientific progress and been the source of immeasurable woe. President Thomas Jefferson said as much when he wrote, "In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot."
Hardcover - 180 pages.
K-UniteAndConquer.gif Unite and Conquer Price: $16.95
By Kyrsten Sinema. Foreward By Janet Napolitano. Legislator Sinema shows how the future of the progressive movement is to be found in unity, alignment and partnership. Sinema's no-nonsense, concrete approach shows that we can work together for change when we let go of specific outcomes and focus on shared values. Paperback - 192 pages.
K-WhyEvolution.jpg Why Evolution? Price: $8.00
By Devin Carroll; illustrated by Marion Young.
For kids of all ages, the evidence for seven basic theories in the science of evolution. Illustrated Booklet, 17 pages.
K-WhyRelRghtWrng.jpg Why the Religious Right is Wrong About Separation of Church & State Price: $23.00
By Robert Boston.
Challenges the zealots of the Religious Right and debunks their claims about church-state union. Tracing the development of church-state relations from the Middle Ages to the modern era. A well researched and presented rebuttal to the irReligious Right's claim that the United States was intended to be a Christian nation.
Paperback, 257 pages.
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