Book Review – Your God is Too Small

A few weeks ago I reviewed the book Why There is No God by Armin Navabi.  A week after that I wrote a short blog post about The Atheist Republic community sat up by Navabi and other Atheists.  I recently finished reading the book Your God is Too Small:  50 Essays on Life, Love & Liberty Without Religion written by The Citizens of the Atheist Republic.

The title explains it all.  It’s a collection of 50 essays posted on the blogs of the Atheist Republic in which each author discusses various aspects of religion and Atheism.  It’s a fantastic book that’s easy to read, yet has a ton of helpful information for the reader.  It’s a great resource to read about the thoughts of others and is especially helpful if you’re new to the Atheism community and/or questioning religion.

The best part is this book is free for Amazon Kindle!  You can get it here:

Your God is Too Small

You can’t argue about an excellent book that is free!  To conclude I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!  A MUST read!

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Book Review – Why There is No God

It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed an Atheist themed book, but it’s also been awhile since I’ve read one.  I recently finished reading “Why There is No God:  Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God” by Armin Navabi.  Navabi is the founder of the Atheist Republic community and knows his stuff.

This is a short book that is easy to read.  I love the structure of discussing each of the twenty common arguments for the existence of God and how each is then debunked.  I had previously heard of each of these arguments before, but Navabi provides tools for debunking these when talking to Christians pushing them to prove God’s existence.

If you’re looking for a good book on debunking Christian arguments but aren’t looking for a 900 page novel, this is the book for you.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Review – B is for Burglar

Last Sunday I posted a short review of the book ‘A is for Alibi’ by Sue Grafton.  I thoroughly enjoyed this short mystery novel and immediately checked out the second book in the series ‘B is for Burglar’.  Again, another excellent mystery novel by Sue Grafton!  If you’re a fan of mystery/murder/thriller novels I highly encourage you to check out Sue Grafton’s alphabet series.  They are excellent!  I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Review – A is for Alibi

I recently decided to test out a new author in the mystery genre.  After much deliberation at the library I chose Sue Grafton and started with the first book in her Kinsey Millhone series, titled A is for Alibi.  This is a relatively short book but one that I enjoyed.  It was a pleasure reading a book with a strong female lead character.  I’ve already checked out the second book in the series, B is for Burglar.  The series goes through each letter of the alphabet.  The author is currently on book ‘X’, so nearing the end, assuming ‘Z’ is the end.  I figure that by the time I catch up, the last few books will be written and published.  At least I hope so.  If you’re a murder/mystery fan, you can’t go wrong with the first book in Sue Grafton’s alphabet series.

Book Review – Slow Burn Book #1: Zero Day

I love zombie books!  Who doesn’t?  Well, many of you may not like zombie books, but I do so you’ll just have to deal with my zombie book review today.  🙂  Zombies are biblical, after all.  Just read the New Testament!!!  🙂

I started a new zombie book series, Slow Burn, and loved the first book, Zero Day.  This series is written by Bobby Adair and adds a new twist to the zombie genre.  Not all infected people become zombies.  Some get sick, but recover and remain human.  They have some zombie characteristics such as skin color and dilated eyes, but they are mostly human and remain intelligent.

I’m not sure where the series will lead or if the “slow burn” infected will eventually turn into full zombies, but I look forward to finding out.  I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Roadside Crosses – Book Review

I recently finished reading Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver.  This is the second book in the Kathryn Dance murder-mystery thriller series.  Although I mainly read science fiction and fantasy, I like to take a break now and then and pick up a good murder-mystery book.  This book fits that bill.  There’s nothing ground breaking in this book and it probably ranks as typical for the murder-mystery genre, but I enjoyed it.  It was a quick read and gave me a good break between science fiction books.

If you like murder-mystery books, you can’t go wrong with this book, or any others by the same author for that matter.  I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Book Review – Baptized Atheist

I recently read Baptized Atheist by David Smalley.  Wow!  An amazing book!  I wish I had read this a few years ago when I was going through my de-conversion on my way to becoming an Atheist.  I love the way the author uses and quotes direct verses from the bible to present his questions and analysis.  The book is a relatively easy read yet has very detailed explanations on various topics.  The author’s intention is not to de-convert you from being religious to non-religious.  His goal is to simply state the questions he had with the bible and his efforts to find answers.  Yes, David Smalley is an Atheist, but from reading the book, he simply wants to present his story to you.  It’s up to you to decide what to do from there.

You may recognize the author as the host of the Dogma Debate podcast.  Awesome podcast by the way!  Check it out too!

Again, I thought this was a fantastic book and give it a 5 out of 5 stars.