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Atheist, Freethought & Humanist Books

A Freethinker has been defined as "a person who rejects accepted opinions, esp. those concerning religious belief. synonyms: nonconformist, individualist, independent, maverick."

For those of you out there who refuse to just follow the flock, we've got some great books for you! This page features tomes on general freethought, as well as Atheism, Agnosticism, and Humanism. They are all fantastic books and great additions to any freethough library!

If you're new to the freethought community we recommend "Born Again Atheist," "Good without Gods," and "The Portable Atheist." Another great read is the "Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster," just because it's friggin' hysterical. You'll laugh til you cry, then you'll laugh at that!

Also be sure to check out our Science and Biblical Debunking book section where you'll find great minds like Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Christopher Hitchens.

K-2000Yrs.gif 2000 Years of Disbelief Price: $32.00
By James A. Haught
This witty, insightful collection reveals the extent to which the most renowned people expressed their courage to doubt, often in the face of great personal risk.
Hardcover, 334 pages.
K-CelebHumanFree.jpg A Celebration of Humanism and Freethought Price: $38.00
By David Allen Williams.
A remarkable collection of compelling ideas and impressive art that deserves a place on every bookshelf. Richly illustrated with rare engravings.
Hardcover, 302 pages.
K-DevilsChaplain.jpg A Devil's Chaplain Price: $14.00
By Richard Dawkins.
The Devil's Chaplain is the first collection of Richard Dawkins'writings, it is an enthusiastic declaraion, a testament to the power of the rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world.
Paperback, 261 pages.
Humanist Funeral Service Corliss Lamont Beth J Sierra Oliva A Humanist Funeral Service Price: $13.00
First published in 1940, A Humanist Funeral Service has been helpful for over half a century to people not comfortable with the religious format of typical funeral services. The author, renowned humanist Corliss Lamont, last revised the text in 1977. Now, from her own experience as a humanist chaplain, Beth K. Lamont, widow of Corliss Lamont, has added two new scripts of humanist services, and has welcomed a new updated edition by humanist J. Sierra Oliva, who has added new dimensions and a new emphasis on celebrating the deceased's life in these suggested scripts for last rites.
Humanist Wedding marriage Service ceremony Corliss Lamont atheist agnostic non-believers secular A Humanist Wedding Service Price: $10.00
By Corliss Lamont
A complete wedding ceremony written by a longtime leader in the Humanist community. The 29 pages include a complete script for a ceremony, and many appropriate poetry selections.
Booklet, 29 pages.
K-LittleBookFor.jpg A Little Book for the Family of Humanists Price: $3.00
Edited by Devin Carroll.
A primer and reference on basic Humanist values.
Booklet, 18 pages. Yeah! Its back... new color but back.
K-AmericasMostHated.jpg America's Most Hated Woman Price: $24.95
By Ann Rowe Seaman
This is the real story of "the most hated woman in America," by the only author to interview the killer and those close to him and to witness the family's secret burial in Austin, Texas.
Hardcover, 391 pages.
K-AmerInfidel.jpg American Infidel: Robert G. Ingersoll Price: $19.95
This detailed biography by Orvin Larson spans the life of one of the most influential individuals of the 19th century, and one of the most famous freethinkers! A great addition to any freethought library. Paperback - 300 pages.
K-AnAtheistsHandbook.gif An Atheist's Handbook Price: $20.00
An Atheist's Handbook describes the "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of the author's transition from religious believer to religious nonbeliever in a logical, philosophical, and easy-to-read fashion. It should be required reading for everyone who does or does not believe in God.
K-UppityAtheist.jpg An Uppity Old Atheist Woman's Dictionary Price: $10.00
By Carol Faulkenberry, Illustrated by M. Amanda Faulkenberry.
This hysterical "dictionary" offers not only humor, but points to ponder, history, and trivia as well.
Paperback, 147 pages.
K-AtheismReader.jpg Atheism A Reader Price: $21.00
Edited by S.T. Joshi.
The editor has carefully selected essays that are eloquent, poignant, satirical, and philosophically rigorous, and has also supplied explanatory annotations and a general introduction that succinctly and forcefully summarizes the atheistic critique of religion.
Paperback, 346 pages. "
K-AtheismBegHandbook.gif Atheism, A Beginner's Handbook Price: $14.95
Atheism, A Beginner's Handbook is a terrific introduction to why atheists think the way we do. In particular, what factors drive non-belief, and why the phrase "atheist morality" not an oxymoron. The book shines a light onto the basis for atheist thought and logic. For the novice, a blueprint is provided for living authentically in our overtly fundamentalist culture.
Paperback - 144 pages.
K-AtheismRand.jpg Atheism, Ayn Rand and Other Heresies Price: $32.00
By George H. Smith.
In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Smith analyzes atheism and it's relevance to society today.
Hardcover, 324 pages.
K-AtheismMorality.jpg Atheism, Morality and Meaning Price: $21.00
By Michael Martin.
This highly informed and sophisticated defense of atheism is a stimulating challenge to religious believers and a serious contribution to ethical theory.
Paperback, 330 pages.
K-AtheismCase.jpg Atheism: The Case Against God Price: $21.00
By George H. Smith.
Dissects and refutes the concept of a "supreme being".
Paperback, 355 pages.
Atheists Groundbreaking Study America's Nonbelievers Hunsberger Alterneyer Atheists - A Groundbreaking Study of America's Nonbelievers Price: $20.00
Disbelief is spreading. After reviewing the mounting evidence that organized religion is declining in many countries, this accessible book provides the first scientific study of active atheists. The authors surveyed nearly 300 members of atheist organizations in the US. Besides soliciting these nonbelievers’ level of education, political leanings, etc., the researchers sought to understand how each respondent had become an atheist. Had they ever believed in God, or had they never? Had they paid a price for their atheism?
Paperback - 160 pages.
K-BornAgAth.png Born Again Atheist Price: $14.95
Lance Gregorchuk implores us to "Stop Tolerating Intolerance!" in his book Born Again Atheist. Packed with historical information and descriptions of the (often erroneous) beliefs of religious zealots, all presented with a sharp wit, this book is a must have for anyone wanting to arm themselves with accurate knowledge. Paperback, 186 pages.
K-BrainGym.jpg Brain Gym Price: $9.00
This is the book that reaches out to all with the message that movement and learning are necessary companions. Every page is full of high-energy illustrations of activities that are available to people of all ages. If you know that you or your child have the ability or the information but can't seem to "get it out," you need a copy of Brain Gym.
This is the companion book to the Brain Gym Teacher's Edition.
K-BreakingSpell.gif Breaking The Spell Price: $16.00
Trading in a supernatural soul for a natural soul - is this a fair bargain? Daniel Dennett, seeking to fend off "caricatures of Darwinian thinking" that plague his philosophical camp, argues in this incendiary, brilliant, even dangerous book that it is. Picking up where he left off in Darwin's Dangerous Idea (a Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist), he zeroes in on free will, a sticking point to the opposing camp. Paperback; 464 pages.
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-DearEditorEdDoerr.gif Dear Editor - Edd Doerr Price: $5.95
Dear Editor - Edd Doerr. Featuring a collection of Ed's earlier letters to magazine and newspaper editors from the 1970's and 1980's. It's surprising how little has changed in the last 25-30 years, and how many of Ed's writings are still relevant and poignant today.
Paperback - 67 pages.
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy Innovation Socrates Jesus Thomas Jefferson Emily Dicki Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson Price: $16.95
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson. Psychologists know there are some self-ascriptions for which human beings are eternal suckers. The vast majority of people think they have a better-than-average sense of humor. Most of us fancy we are better drivers than others. And we almost all flatter ourselves that we are independent thinkers who don't accept others' claims without good proof. We see gullibility everywhere around us but never find it in ourselves. We are skeptics. Jennifer Michael Hecht's historical survey of doubt shows how fallible this self-image is: Skeptical thinking is in fact so rare a trait one wonders how it got started at all.
Paperback - 551 pages.
K-DreamsFinalTheory.jpg Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature Price: $14.00
By Prof. Steven Weinberg.
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling author of The First Three Minutes describes the grand quest for a unifying theory of nature--one that can explain events as disparate as the cohesion inside the atom and the gravitational tug between the sun and Earth.
Paperback, 340 pages.
K-Earthrise.jpg Earthrise Price: $25.00
By William Edelen.
Some of the best William Edelen columns from the last 30 years, and just as relevant today as they were when they were written.
Hardcover, 227 pages.
Everything you know about God is Wrong Disinformation organized religion belief atheism agnostics Russ Kick Everything You Know About God is Wrong Price: $24.95
In this new mega-anthology from Russ Kick, more than fifty writers, reporters, and researchers invade the inner sanctum for an unrestrained look at the wild and woolly world of organized belief. Richard Dawkins shows us the strange, scary properties of religion; Neil Gaiman turns a biblical atrocity story into a comic (that almost sent a publisher to prison); Erik Davis looks at what happens when religion and California collide; Mike Dash eyes stigmatics; Douglas Rushkoff exposes the trouble with Judaism; Paul Krassner reveals his "Confessions of an Atheist"; and best-selling lexicographer Jonathon Green interprets the language of religious prejudice.
Paperback - 387 pages.
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K-FightingWords.jpg Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence Price: $28.00
Comparing violence in religious and nonreligious contexts, Prof. Hector Avalos makes the compelling argument that if we condemn violence caused by scarce resources as morally objectionable, then we must consider even more objectionable violence provoked by alleged scarcities that cannot be proven to exist. Moreover, he shows how many modern academic biblical scholars and scholars of religion maintain the value of sacred texts - despite their violence. This serious philosophical examination of the roots of religious violence adds much to our understanding of a perennial source of widespread human suffering.
K-FortunateSon.gif Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President Price: $16.50
By Jim Hatfield.
A meticulously researched, well-documented and eye-opening biography that features many of the things George W. Bush and his handlers would prefer you didn't know. Paperback, 382 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-FreethinkersHistory.jpg Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism Paperback Price: $16.00
By Susan Jacoby
An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination."-The New York Times.
K-FuneralsWOGod.jpg Funerals Without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals Price: $14.00
By Jane Wynne Willson.
A practical guide to non-religious funerals.
Booklet, 59 pages.
K-GenesisHumanist.jpg Genesis of the Humanist Manifesto Price: $12.95
By Edwin H. Wilson
To tell the story of the document that crystallized the principles and ideals of contemporary Humanism is to tell the story of the origins of the movement itself. The 1933 publication of "A Humanist Manifesto," its impact on society, and the subsequent appeals for revision all comprise this chronicle of the development of American humanism, told by one of the people most responsible for its unfolding.
Paperback, 212-pages.
K-GodFraud.jpg God Fraud Price: $15.00
By Rev. J. R. Reid, D.D.
Reverend Reid establishes a debate between an hypothetical Religious Person and the author. In this regard, God Fraud could be used as a primer to demonstrate that God does not exist.
Paperback, 156 pages.
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our most important Question Bart Ehrman God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our most important Question
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our most important Question. Prolific Bible scholar Bart Ehrman concedes that in spite of his Christian credentials - which include four years at Bible college and a divinity degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary - he can no longer believe in the Christian God. An all-loving and all-powerful God, he concluded after years of struggle, would not cause so much suffering.
Paperback - 294 pages.
K-GodCom.jpg God.Com: A Deity for the New Millenium Price: $10.00
By John Henderson.
Dorrance Publishing Company has this to say about the book: "Your book calls upon Mankind to strip away the last vestiges of intolerance, fascism, and bigotry that has been foisted upon it by organized religion. God.com singles out a fanatical class of human beings, reserving special criticism for the Roman Catholic Church and the authors of the Bible. God.com is an authentic celebration of the primacy of man and is designed to appeal to adult audiences, particularly atheists, agnostics, and those who are interested in general theological reading."
K-Godless.gif Godless, Dan Barker Price: $14.95
If you are at all familiar with the freethought movement in the United States over the last 20 years you'll recognize Dan Barker's name. His story, that of an evangelical preacher turned athiest, is legendary. His book comes across with the true kindness and insight that is Dan's alone. Bonus forward by Richard Dawkins. Read and enjoy.
Heinegg, Peter Good God Other Follies book atheist agnostic anti-religious Good God (and other Follies) Price: $27.00
Limited edition!Good God! (And Other Follies) takes a critical and satirical look at the wave of religiosity now sweeping the country. From faith-based initiatives to bans on stem cell research, from public postings of the Ten Commandments to attacks on evolution, American godliness has apparently never had it so good. Author Peter Heinegg; softcover, 166 pgs.
K-GoodwoGodbluecover.gif Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People DO Believe Price: $25.99
This provocative read is a 250-page hardcover book by Greg Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard. Many devout Christians believe that without religion, people, being inherently evil, will begin a rampage of selfish behaviors and ultimately destroy society as we know it. An inspiring look towards an alternative to religion, Greg Epstein teaches us that this is untrue, and that we can lead good and moral lives without the unwanted side effects of religion. A definite must-have for the curious and committed alike, Epstein's words teach us that we are inherently Good Without God.
K-GreatQuotations.jpg Great Quotations on Religious Freedom Price: $19.98
Compiled and edited by Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr
This outstanding collection of memorable quotations on religious freedom - the most comprehensive ever assembled - covers many centuries of thought and a wide array of sources.
Paperback - 250 pages.
Here I Stand Edd Doerr humanist freethought freethinker Here I Stand Price: $12.00
This is an excellent compilation of Edd's thinking and positions on most of the major topics of the day and the focus of his life. Church / State separation and defending the First Amendment have been pillars of his many years of dedicated service to the Humanist movement.
Paperback - 116 pages.
K-HolyHatred.jpg Holy Hatred: Religious Conflicts of the 90's Price: $29.89
By James A. Haught.
"If, after reading this book, you still think that organized religion has done more good than evil, then nothing will save you any more and you will go to hell." - The American Rationalist
Hardcover, 237 pages.
K-HolyHorrors.jpg Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness Price: $22.98
By James A Haught.
"Probably the most comprehensive look ever taken at holy horrors, the book also deserves notice as an alternative history text......Holy Horrors is not nice. But it contains facts which should not be forgotten or ignored." - Humanist News UK
Paperback, 233 pages.
K-HowCome.jpg How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained Price: $11.95
By Kathy Wollard, Illustrations by Debra Solomon.
Why do people get goose bumps? Why don't fish and dolphins sleep? Why do ships and planes disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? How does camera film record pictures? What are you wondering about? Chances are, Kathy Wollard can find the answers. Recommended for ages 8 and older.
Paperback - 320 pages
K-HowComeEarth.jpg How Come? Planet Earth Price: $11.95
By Kathy Wollard; Illustrated by Debra Solomon.
For all kids who want to know (and all kids want to know), and for the parents who can't always explain it to them, How Come? Planet Earth is the perfect reference and companion. Annotation: The journalist whose syndicated column, "How Come?" appears in newspapers around the world answers kids' questions about the natural world around them. Illustrated throughout.
Paperback - 332 pages.
K-HowtoBehaveandWhy.gif How to Behave and Why Price: $14.95
By Munro Leaf.
In a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times, here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when we all agreed on what was right and what was wrong. First published in 1946, Munro Leaf's How To Behave And Why gives touchingly sincere yet gently funny lessons in Honesty, Fairness, Strength, and Wisdom.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 48 pages
K-humanismNextStep.gif Humanism As the Next Step Price: $10.00
By Mary and Lloyd Morain.
While there have been technical studies of humanism in the past, never before has there been such an authoritative, popular treatment of the whole field.
Paperback, 145 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.
K-HumManfsto.jpg Humanist Manifestos I & II Price: $7.00
By Paul Kurtz.
A stirring document outlining a philosophy for survival, sanity and fulfillment in our time.
Paperback - 31 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-JeffersonsScissors.png Jefferson’s Scissors Book Price: $20.00
This edition of Lou Perry's "Jefferson's Scissors" is must reading for anyone interested in the ongoing debate between science and religion. Perry presents a compelling argument in favor of church/state separation and warns of the dangers fundamentalism brings to our country. Paperback, 310 pages.
K-KensGuide.jpg Ken's Guide to the Bible Price: $7.95
A great bible companion by Ken Smith that speaketh the truth. This hilarious book is a staff favorite and a must for any freethought library. Paperback, 175 pages. For more information and reviews, click on the picture.
K-KingdomComing.jpg Kingdom Coming, The Rise of Christian Nationalism Price: $23.99
Kingdom Coming, The Rise of Christian Nationalism. Michelle Goldberg takes us on an eye-opening journey through the Christian right grassroots, from the evolution battles in Dover, Pennsylvania to Roy's Rock in Alabama and beyond. Along the way, she makes a devastating case that underlying this movement's campaigns against abortion or gay marriage is a tremendous will to power, an ambition to achieve Christian domination of our public life and laws. Kingdom Coming offers a stark warning that our democracy is under attack from within. 241 pages.
K-LeavingtheFold.gif Leaving the Fold, A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion Price: $20.95
By Marlene Winell, Ph.D.
Subtitled - A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion, this book provides valuable insights into the dangers of certain forms of religious indoctrination and outlines what therapists and victims can do to reclaim a healthier human spirit. Highly recommended by folks who have "left the fold". This book is out of print, but we grabbed the last few the author was holding. A couple in our local group said it was the blueprint that they followed during their journey to religious liberation.
Softcover - 297 pages.
K-LeaveQuietRoom.gif Leaving the Quiet Room: My rise from religious slavery to Atheism, by Joe Zamecki Price: $14.00
"Leaving the Quiet Room," is a tell-all whistle-blowing expose of Holy Ghost Catholic church/school in Bellaire, Texas. The author, Joe Zamecki, spent 8 years as a student there, and has a lot of dirt to dish out! The book explores his experience, and reveals how and why he became a proud Atheist, capital A. It also talks extensively about his activism and the religious experiences he's had since leaving religion. This is the book many have needed when they were a young Christians, but could never find. Now Joe wants the world to have it.
K-MyLetterChristian.gif Letter to a Christian Nation Price: $16.95
Letter to a Christian Nation - Sam Harris. With science and reason under attack from a pious majority, these are dangerous times for true American values. Sam Harris spells it out clearly to the millions who believe the earth is only 6,000 years old (glue was invented 7,000 years ago....)
Hardback - 112 pages.
K-LosingFaith.jpg Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist Price: $20.00
By Dan Barker.
Barker's journey from devout soul-winner to one of America's most prominent freethinkers.
Paperback, 383 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,
K-MemSvcsWomen.gif Memorial Services for Women Price: $8.95
Memorial Services for Women - Meg Bowman. Offers some wonderful modern alternatives to the usual memorial services, which are old dogmas written by - and for - men.
Paperback - 156 pages.
K-Murphy'sLaw.jpg Murphy's Law Freethinker Columns Price: $14.00
By John P. M. Murphy.
A compilation of newspaper columns supporting reason and freethought.
Spiral-bound paperback - 35 pages.
K-MyLifeHumanist.jpg My Life as a Humanist: A Memoir by Edd Doerr Price: $10.00
By Edd Doerr
"When I refer to Edd Doerr as 'that wonderful wizard of ours,' I intend the phrase to remain in present tense. A memoir, once written and dated, might be taken as a farewell. Edd's memoir was written in response to an invitation from the Humanist Heritage Program of the Humanist Foundation of the American Humanist Association. Edd will continue his work for Humanism, religious liberty, church-state separation, and women's right to choose. In time he may add a future record to this memoir. One thing I know... Edd's not finished yet, not by a long shot."
- -Bette Chambers, President Emerita, American Humanist Association.
Paperback, 52 pages.
K-NaturalAtheism.gif Natural Atheism Price: $18.00
Everything is here to help those who already are Atheists better understand the logic of their lives and see Atheism's social and political implications. Those who are not yet Atheists will be helped by this scientist's common-sense analysis of the so-called 'proofs of God' to see the irrationality - indeed, the meaninglessness - of god-beliefs. What is belief? What is knowledge? As Pilate is alleged to have asked, "What is truth?" Understandable and clear answers to all these questions are given by a seasoned anthropolgist who has been able to see around the blinders imposed by Judaeo-Chirstian cultures.
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-PriceOfLoyalty.jpg Price of Loyalty, The Price: $26.00
By Ron Suskind. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's explosive account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, the most secretive White House of modern times. At its core are the candid assessments of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, the only member of Bush's innermost circle to leave and then agree to speak frankly about what really happened inside the White House. Hardcover, 348 pages.
K-ReligiousLiberty.jpg Religious Liberty and State Constitutions Price: $27.00
By Edd Doerr and Albert J. Menendez.
Examines the oft-overlooked differences between the constitutions of individual states and the U.S. Constitution, particularly in the area of church/state separation.
Hardcover - 117 pages.
Religious Literacy Stephen Prothero Religious Literacy Price: $14.95
Religious Literacy - Stephen Prothero begins this valuable primer by noting that religious illiteracy is rampant in the US, where most Americans cannot name even one of the four Gospels. Such ignorance is perilous because religion "is the most volatile constituent of culture" and, unfortunately, often "one of the greatest forces for evil" in the world, he writes. Prothero does more than diagnose the problem; he traces its surprising historic roots and prescribes concrete solutions that address religious education, while preserving First Amendment boundaries. This book is a must-read for all adults in a culture where "faith without understanding is the standard" and "religious ignorance is bliss."
Paperback - 372 pages.
Sacred Cows are Black & White Hardback Laci Golos Sacred Cows are Black & White - Hardback Price: $20.00
Sacred Cows are Black & White - Laci Golos. One woman's intellect and passion challenges the world's political and religious beliefs and the leading presidential candidate risks it all... to defend her. This fast-paced story of intrigue and passion, resolve and romance, spurs the reader to want to know more. Does anyone really have an open mind? Are you sure? What if everything you always thought was right, turned out to be wrong?
Hardback - 209 pages.
K-SenseGoodness.gif Sense and Goodness Without God, A defense of Metaphysical Naturalism Price: $24.95
Sense and Goodness Without God, A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism.
If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? Can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Richard Carrier answers all of these questions without complex jargon!
Freethought book.
Signed Price: $24.95
K-SleepingWithET.jpg Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety Price: $13.00
In Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials, social critic Wendy Kaminer illustrates the various ways in which society has come to value emotions over reason, faith over fact, and argues that declarations of intense 'belief' have largely taken the place of rational discourse.
Paperback - 278 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-AfircanAmericanRel.gif The African American Religious Experience in America (History of African-American Religions) [Paperback] Price: $24.00
By Anthony Pinn. Too often, consideration of African American religious expression is limited to considerations of black churches or to aspects of Islamic thought and practice. This comprehensive overview reveals the tremendous diversity of the African American religious communities in America. Paperback, 330 pages.
K-AgeOfReason.jpg The Age of Reason Price: $15.00
By Thomas Paine.
This classic by a great American revolutionary and spokesman of the Enlightenment was the 18th Century's most powerful antireligious statement, and continues to be a source of inspiration for champions of human liberty.
Paperback, 190 pages.
K-AtheistDebater.gif The Atheist Debater's Handbook Price: $21.00
By B.C. Johnson.
Does God exist? Is there Divine intervention in our daily lives? Mr. Johnson contends that theism has not proved its case. This lively book was written to provide the skeptic with an arsenal of arguments against the theist. Some of the topics covered include: "God and Atheism," "God and Design," "God and Existence," "God and Religious Experience," "God and Morality," "God and Evil," and "God and Christianity." Buy your copy of the "Atheist Debater Handbook" today and be ready the next time a believer asks the questions.
Paperback, 134 pages.
K-AtheistsBible.gif The Atheist's Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts Price: $16.95
Joan Konnor has compiled a hilarious book of quotes from our forefathers, great thinkers and activists, pioneers of the women's suffrage movement, scientists, and more. A must read for anyone who can laugh at religious dogmatism. Hardcover, 190 pages. Click on the image for a fun who said it quiz!
K-BestIngersoll.jpg The Best of Robert Ingersoll Price: $25.00
Robert Ingersoll was America's finest orator and foremost leader of freethinkers. Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Eugene V. Debs, and Elizabeth Cady used to gather to hear the speeches of "the great agnostic." Now you too can appreciate his wit and intelligence! Paperback, 175 pages. Edited by Roger E. Greeley.
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The Born Again Skeptic's Guide to the Bible, by Ruth Hurmence Green.
Combined with The Book of Ruth (autobiography), this collection of works is invaluable to anyone debating the contradictions found in the Bible, as well as its outdated notions.
Paperback, 435 pages.
K-DevilsDictionaries.jpg The Devil's Dictionaries Price: $49.95
By Ambrose Bierce & Chaz Bufe.
RARE - this book is out of print and we only have one copy left. Great for a collector!
This much-expanded second edition of The Devil's Dictionaries combines the best 200+ definitions from Ambrose Bierce's classic The Devil's Dictionary with 500+ definitions from its best modern successor, Chaz Bufe's American Heretic's Dictionary (newly revised and expanded).
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In The End of America, Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. The book cuts across political parties and ideologies and speaks directly to those among us who are concerned about the ever-tightening noose being placed around our liberties. Paperback - 176 pages.
The End of Faith Religion Terror Future Reason Sam Harris The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Price: $13.95
In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs-even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction we cannot expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, he argues that "modernization" of religion poses considerable dangers of its own, as the accommodation we have made to religious faith in our society now blinds us to the role that faith plays in perpetuating human conflict.

This book won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. The author, Sam Harris, is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University and has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions, along with a variety of contemplative disciplines, for twenty years. He is now completing a doctorate in neuroscience, studying the neural basis of belief, disbelief, and uncertainty with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). His newest book delving into this topic, "The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values," is due out in October of 2010.
Paperback - 348 pages
The God Virus Darrel W Ray Ed.D. social disease mental disorder mind control mass propaganda guilt cycle The God Virus - paperback Price: $19.95
The God Virus - Darrel W Ray Ed.D. Dr. Ray traces the contagion course of religion as it enters the lives of countless individuals, beginning in childhood and infecting their behavior, professions, sex lives, and virtually every aspect of living. And Dr. Ray knows whereof he speaks, for he is the child of fundamentalist evangelical parents, who frequently took their young son to Bible-thumping revival meetings!
Paperback - 241 pages.
K-GoldenBough.jpg The Golden Bough Price: $20.00
By James Frazer.
Describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, rituals, and festivals in a not-so-simple life.
Paperback, 864 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.
K-IllusionImm.jpg The Illusion of Immortality Price: $12.95
By Dr. Corliss Lamont.
In clear and unflinching language, Dr. Lamont states the case for human mortality - the finality of death. But, he argues, the illusion of immortality is an affirmative vision, not a negative one.
Paperback - 303 pages.
The Jesus Puzzle Did Christianity Begin With a Mythical Jesus Earl Doherty The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin With a Mythical Jesus? Price: $14.50
By Earl Doherty.
With the arrival of the third millennium, the time has come to face the stunning realization that for the last 1900 years, Christianity has revered a founder and icon of the faith who probably never existed. Doherty compares ancient legends with biblical texts, and uncovers some very surprising truths.
Paperback, 380 pages.
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality Andre Comte Sponville The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality hardcover Price: $19.95
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality. "Atheist spirituality" may sound like a contradiction in terms, but French philosopher Comte-Sponville makes a compelling argument for a profound dimension of experience that is god-free. His idea of spirituality also bears no small resemblance to Eastern spirituality, and the philosopher-author does not hesitate to cite great Eastern thinkers in this catalog of references to great minds grappling with important questions. We can do without religion and without God, the author argues, but we can't do without fidelity and community.
Hardback - 224 pages
K-MilitantAgnostic.jpg The Militant Agnostic Price: $20.98
By E. Haldeman-Julius.
This wide-ranging, candid, and humorous collection of articles and essays attacks organized religion in its various forms.
Paperback - 128 pages.
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-NecessityAtheism.jpg The Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays Price: $27.00
Philosopher and poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley argued that the divine attributes of God are merely projections of human powers; life everlasting cannot be empirically demonstrated, for it runs counter to all the evidence for mortality given by the natural world, which is the only world we know.
Hardcover - 95 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.
Quotable Atheist Ammunition for Non-Believers Jack Huberman The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Non-Believers book Price: $15.95
The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Non-Believers book. The world (not just America) is deeply divided. The main fault line is where the tectonic plates of religion and Enlightenment meet and grind against each other. Jack Huberman has collected powerful quotations against organized religion and belief in God from figures such as Richard Dawkins, Phyllis Diller, Frederick Douglass, Michael Moore, Katha Pollitt, and yes, Jerry Falwell! Paperback - 288 pages.
K-ReluctantAlliance.jpg The Reluctant Alliance: Behaviorism and Humanism Price: $25.95
By Bobby Newman.
After a careful reading of this book, humanists will come to appreciate that behaviorism is not destructive determinism, and behaviorists will learn that much of what they hold to be true is a natural outgrowth of humanistic thought.
Hardcover, 130 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-SkeptParanormal.gif The Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal Price: $14.95
Can a human being really spontaneously burst into flames? How deadly is the Bermuda Triangle? And what's the real story behind alien abductions? The Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal offers color photographs and scientific case-by-case explanations for twenty-seven phenomena that appear to defy known science, including ghosts and poltergeists, the predictions of Nostradamus, and yogic levitation, among many others.
Paperback - 272 pages.
K-WayOfEthicalHumanism.jpg The Way of Ethical Humanism Price: $10.95
By Gerald Larue.
Debunks the notion that ethical principles can be found only within traditional religious faith-systems.
Paperback, 101 pages.
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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-AtheistCook.jpg The World Famous Atheist Cookbook Price: $15.00
Compiled by Anne Nicole Gaylor.
This is the world's first cookbook of tried-and-true recipes for those people who prefer to do their frying in the here-and-now. Includes: Forbidden Fruit Cobbler, Atheist Apple Crisp, I Think Therefore I Yam Casserole, Chicken Salad with No Religious Nuts, Open-Minded Open Faced Sandwich, Nothing is Forever Bran Muffins, Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake, Chicken to Keep the Gods at Bay, Hungarian Archbishop's Creole, and much more.
Spiral-bound paperback - 165 pages.
K-Worlds16Saviours.gif The World's Sixteen Saviors: Christianity Before Christ Price: $19.95
By Kersey Graves, Foreword by Acharya S.
A reprint of Kersey Graves' classic and rare 1875 book on Christianity before Christ.
Paperback, 436 pages.
K-TiltingAtReligion.jpg Tilting At Religion Price: $20.00
By Glenn W. Ferguson.
A ambassador to Kenya and president of Lincoln Center, Ferguson has kept a journal for 22 years. One issue that has sustained his interest throughout the decades is the conflicting views of nonbelievers and religious believers, and the paradoxical attitudes that result from the clash of increasingly secular, international trends with traditional belief systems. This book is a compilation of brief essays culled from this journal, all on the subject of religion.
Hardcover, 120 pages.
K-TowardNewPolHum.jpg Toward a New Political Humanism Price: $32.00
Edited by Barry F. Seidman and Neil J. Murphy
Where should humanists stand on various political issues, and how can political activists bring humanism into their work? Twenty-five leading humanists discuss these questions in TOWARD A NEW POLITICAL HUMANISM, using humanism - a secular, planetary, and active philosophy whose aim is to build a cooperative human society where science, reason, compassion, and the use of evidence in each and every decision are paramount - as the basic philosophical core of human beliefs and nature that we can use as a foundation for creating a better society for the twenty-first century.
Hardcover - 418 pages.
K-Unbelievable.jpg Unbelievable!: Faith, Reason, & the Search for Truth [Paperback] Price: $14.00
A memoir of a scientist's philosophical journey toward enlightened humanism.
Unsigned Price: $19.95
K-VoxPopuli.jpg Vox Populi: Letters to the Editor Price: $9.95
By Edd Doerr.
Published letters of a great freethinker, an ideal resource for anyone wishing to write a "letter-to-the-editor".
Paperback, 93 pages.
Welcome to Jesusland Landover Baptist Church Pastor Deacon Fred Betty Bowers Welcome to Jesusland! Landover Baptist Price: $16.99
"Welcome to Jesusland" the First 16 copies signed by Pastor Deacon Fred! Hold on to your Bibles folks, you are about to be raptured into the gut-busting, demon-stomping insanity of God's Favorite Church, "Landover Baptist" - the web's ultimate spoof on the evangelical right. Pastor Deacon Fred, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian(tm), Pastor Harry Hardwick and the rest of the pew-jumping, finger-pointing crazies at Landover Baptist Church provide a sharply written book full of uproarious words and images. Hallelujah!
Paperback - 224 pages.
The last two copies we have are bent at some of the corners so we're putting them on sale (even though they're already a terrific value!).
M-WhatGodHasRevealed.jpg What God Has Revealed to Man Price: $0.50 What God Has Revealed to Man
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For thousands of years people have sought insight from beyond the natural, physical world. Countless prayers, quests, crusades, wars and pogroms have been offered and waged in pursuit of, or due to, "God's revealed knowledge." Now...the waiting is over! Here it is, all of the knowledge that God has bestowed upon humankind. This is the expanded and revised edition that presents all 4 pages of revealed knowledge. No library is complete without it!
What Is Atheism? Doug Kreuger non-belief non-believer agnostic freethinker What Is Atheism? Doug Kreuger Price: $21.95
What Is Atheism? Doug Kreuger. How can atheists have morals? How can atheists have purpose in their lives? Doesn't the Bible show that God exists? Do reports of miracles prove the existence of a god? Wouldn't a person have to know everything to say that God doesn't exist? These are concerns that arise when believers and those who are simply curious question the purpose and meaning they suspect is lacking in the lives of non-believers. Krueger contends that atheism is a powerful alternative to the religious outlook so prevalent today. This concise introduction to atheism has been designed with the general audience in mind.
Paperback - 241 pages.
K-WhosInHell.jpg Who's Who In Hell Price: $99.00
Compiled by Warren A. Smith.
What do Woody Allen, Bill Gates, George Clooney, and Samuel Clemens have in common? They're all non-believers of one kind or another. In an age when the vast majority of Americans are embracing various faiths, the secular humanists, atheists, agnostics, rationalists, skeptics, and other non-theists among us may be getting short shrift.
Hardcover, 1237 pages.
K-WhyAtheism.jpg Why Atheism? Price: $19.00
By George H. Smith.
Reviews the historical roots of nonbelief going back to the ancient Greeks, argues that philosophy can serve as an important alternative to religion, and defends reason as the most reliable method humans have for establishing truth and conducting one's life.
Paperback, 250 pages.
K-WhyBeMoral.jpg Why Be Moral? Price: $25.00
By Kai Nielsen.
A noted philosopher offers an answer to this fundamental question - a question that reaches in to grasp at the very heart of ethics itself.
Paperback, 300 pages.
K-WhyNotCris.jpg Why I Am Not A Christian Price: $14.00
By Bertrand Russell.
In this presentation of the freethinker's position, Lord Russell addresses the basic questions, death, morality and sexual ethics, and proposes answers different from those of religion.
Paperback, 268 pages.
Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity John W Loftus Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (Paperback) Price: $19.95
Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity. John W Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets arose. By the late 1990s, he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith, brought on by emotional upheavals, as well as the gathering weight of doubt. Here, Loftus carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning processes that led him to reject religious belief.
Paperback - 428 pages.
K-Woe2Women.jpg Woe to the Women Price: $19.90
By Annie Laurie Gaylor
In these critical days when fundamentalists are trying to unite church and state, it behooves thoughtful women and men to "know thine enemy." Lucidly argued, concise and thorough, Woe to the Women--The Bible Tells Me So challenges the concept of the bible as a "good book." The easy-to-read expose examines the harm of biblical teachings, rules and stereotypes about women.
Hardcover, 264 pages.
K-WomnWOSuper.jpg Women Without Superstition: No Gods, No Masters Price: $25.00
Edited by Anna Laurie Gaylor.
This is the first anthology of women freethinkers, featuring more than 50 female activists and writers critical of religion. Includes biographical sketches, selected writings, 51 photographs, and full index.
Hardcover - 661 pages.
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K-HumMagMJ2014.jpg The Humanist Magazine, May/June 2014 Price: $2.00
The May/June 2014 Edition contains all of these hot topics:

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