November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari


Truly fascinating and unique, Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, is a detailed, engaging summary of the history of human beings. Harari demonstrates how humans are the only species willing and able to believe what only exists in the imagination such as money, human rights, religion, and states. He brilliantly weaves … Continue reading November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer


Did you know there is a very violent group called Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden”) in Nigeria kidnapping women and girls for the purpose of converting them to radical Islam? The Boko Haram refers to themselves as the “Group of People for Sunnah for the Preaching of Islam and Jihad.” Their goal is … Continue reading February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer

June Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by John W. Loftus


“In their most inner thoughts, even the most devout Christians know that there is something illegitimate about belief. Underneath their profession of faith there is a sleeping giant of doubt….In my experience, the best way to conquer doubt is to yield to it.” – Dan Barker, pastor-turned-atheist The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by … Continue reading June Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by John W. Loftus

February Book Review: DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason by Seth Andrews


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 since 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 … Continue reading February Book Review: DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason by Seth Andrews

July Book Review: Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light by Valerie Tarico


“Rigid beliefs that are above question often inhibit or even prohibit the sublime objectivity needed for truth-seeking.” – Valerie Tarico Valerie Tarico in Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light relays her personal thought-journey from a born-again, fundamentalist Christian to an unapologetic atheist. She examines the authenticity of the … Continue reading July Book Review: Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light by Valerie Tarico

July Book Review: Woe to the Women the Bible Tells Me So: The Bible, Female Sexuality & the Law by Annie Laurie Gaylor


“It is the contempt that the [biblical] canon and civil law alike express for women that has multiplied their hardships and intensified for man’s desire to hold them in subjection.”  – Elizabeth Cady Stanton I never really considered myself a feminist: a person who advocates or supports the rights and equality of women, until the moment … Continue reading July Book Review: Woe to the Women the Bible Tells Me So: The Bible, Female Sexuality & the Law by Annie Laurie Gaylor