In DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason, author Seth Andrews describes his journey from Christian to atheist. Born the son of Christian ministers and raised from a very young age to follow Christ, Andrews relates his life experiences chronologically and demonstrates how he eventually embraces full atheism and becomes the creator of one of the largest atheist online communities. He explains some of the fallacious thinking exhibited by Christians as well as some of the discrepancies or contradictions in the bible, and as a result, comes to the conclusion that both reason and faith in the Christian god cannot be reconciled. He also summarizes the unfair characterizations and assumptions exhibited by society in regard to atheists.
I found DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason by Seth Andrews an easy, comical (although at times, very serious), informative and pleasant read. Even though I did not agree with all of the author’s conclusions in some areas, I recommend this book to anyone who is curious about one man’s journey from Christianity to atheism or to those who are struggling to make logical sense of the Christian faith. This book is an encouragement to those who hear that never-ending, small voice of doubt that says, “This doesn’t make sense.”
A bit about the author, Seth Andrews:
Seth Andrews is the creator of The Thinking Atheist, a community website dedicated to emerging and long-time atheists. The website includes resources, podcasts, videos, and more to enlighten and educate the public on atheism. It is one of the most popular freethinker communities on the internet today. He is also the author of Sacred Cows: A Lighthearted Look at Belief and Tradition Around the World.