The best 5 Religious Skepticism books

The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
From ancient myths to Han Solo
4.3 (125 ratings)

What's The Power of Myth about?

The Power of Myth (1988) clarifies the origins, evolution and meaning of myths. By comparing stories from different cultures, myth-master Joseph Campbell demonstrates how myths give clarity to universal notions of life, love and death. As spirituality declines in Western culture, he explains that myths are more important than ever, as they help us understand the human experience.

Who should read The Power of Myth?

  • Humanities students or professors
  • Writers, storytellers, scriptwriters or anyone interested in the creation of myth
  • Spiritualists or religious thinkers curious about the role of myth in religion

The God Equation

The God Equation

Michio Kaku
The Quest for a Theory of Everything
4.6 (301 ratings)

What's The God Equation about?

The God Equation (2021) is an approachable look at the history and present of theoretical physics. This primer untangles the science behind relativity, string theory, and the search for the elusive “theory of everything.”

Who should read The God Equation?

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the tiniest scales of physics
  • Freethinkers asking the big question about the universe
  • Anyone curious about the structure of reality

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great

Christopher Hitchens
How Religion Poisons Everything
3.9 (236 ratings)

What's God Is Not Great about?

God is Not Great traces the development of religious belief from the earliest, most primitive ages of humankind through to today. It attempts to explain the dangerous implications of religious thought and the reasons why faith still exists today. It also helps explain why scientific theory and religious belief can never be reconciled.

Who should read God Is Not Great?

  • Those who want to know how religions developed
  • Anyone who wants to understand the fight between religious and scientific thinking
  • Those who wish to see the negative aspects of religious belief

On Being

On Being

Peter Atkins
A Scientist’s Exploration of the Great Questions of Existence
3.4 (57 ratings)

What's On Being about?

On Being makes the case for the superiority of the scientific method over religion and mysticism in studying the great questions of existence. Even in those cases where science is not yet able to replace every aspect of religious belief with objective facts, On Being suggests that it’s just a matter of time before they do.

Who should read On Being?

  • Religious people who want to understand their ideological rivals in science
  • Anybody interested in the philosophy of science
  • Anybody who likes to contemplate the meaning of life

For Small Creatures Such as We

For Small Creatures Such as We

Sasha Sagan
Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World
4.1 (78 ratings)

What's For Small Creatures Such as We about?

For Small Creatures Such as We (2019) is a guidebook for those seeking to celebrate the milestones of life – both joyful and painful – in a nonreligious context. By exploring traditional ceremonies through a scientific lens, author Sasha Sagan invites secular individuals to develop their own meaningful rituals that create wonder and provide comfort.

Who should read For Small Creatures Such as We?

  • Secular people wishing to participate in meaningful but nonreligious rituals
  • Families looking for new ways to celebrate milestones
  • Seekers of wonder wanting to connect more deeply with the natural world

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