I’ll keep this short today. Today is Christmas Day. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you have a great day. I’m an Atheist who celebrates Christmas. Everything we do is secular. I expect I’ll receive a few Amazon Kindle gift cards from family. What will I use them on? Well, I have a list of Atheist books I’ve had my eye on for a while. This will be the perfect opportunity to purchase and read them!
I like to read books of many different genres including Atheism themed books. I’ve purchased several Atheism themed books on Amazon for my Kindle. I haven’t read all of them yet, but I’ve purchased several. You may not realize this but there are many, many books on Amazon for free or for $0.99. That’s much cheaper than the $7.99 or $9.99 that is typical of books written by more well-known authors in the area. To find these books, just go to Amazon, type in ‘Atheist’ or ‘Atheism’ in the search bar of the Kindle store and voila! Change the list rankings from low to high price and the free books will appear first. Here’s the link to what pops up for me when I do a search.
I can’t comment on the quality of all of these free books, but several are quite good. Be a bit careful as there are a few religious books attacking Atheism that appear on this list. You can certainly read these as it is always good to hear what the other side has to say, but if that’s not what you’re looking for, just read through the book description before downloading to double check.
Here’s another Atheist podcast to add to your listening collection. There are never too many Atheist podcasts to have in your list. This one is called Danthropology and hosted by Dan Arel.
This a new podcast Arel started in late October, so there are just a few episodes out at this time. Arel has a blog (see link above) called Danthropolgy and has written a few books, including Parenting Without God. You can see his list of books here:
The first few episodes have focused on the separation of church of state and have had several good interviews. Dan Arel is also known for his work in fighting against Ken Ham and the tax breaks the state of Kentucky eventually gave him to build “Noah’s Ark” near the Creation Museum.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and am very happy to see Arel add podcasting to his list of Atheist outreach activites!
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.
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.
I’m looking to mix things up a bit in my reading list. I colleague recommended I read the Elizabeth George books in the murder/mystery genre. They seem to be popular and get good reviews, so why not? Even if it sucks, it’s a heck of a lot shorter than the Bible and certainly can’t be worse than the Bible. 🙂
For Christmas this year I received a couple of Amazon Kindle gift cards and immediately put them to use by purchasing a few Atheism books I’ve had my eye on for some time. Here’s a list of what I chose to purchase:
Baptized Atheism by David Smalley, Frank Zindler, David Eller
Jesus Did Not Exist: A Debate Among Atheists by Raphael Lataster, Richard Carrier
Holy Bible – Best God Damned Version – The Books of Moses: For atheists, agnostics, and fans of religious stupidity by Steve Ebling, Julia Bristow
Why Our Children Will Be Atheists by Albert Williams
Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God by Armin Navabi, Nicki Hise
Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All by David Fitzgerald
That should keep me busy for a while. After I read each book I’ll post my review on this blog.