Our Recommend Atheist and Freethinkers Books

We board of directors and members of the Reason Center know how important books and learning are to the freethought community. And that’s why the Reason Center includes a dedicated library available to Reason Center members for borrowing available books.

For those who are not familiar with many of the critically engaging books about atheism, skeptical inquiey, non-belief, humanism, and freethought philosophy, the following is our recommended list of books for getting started. The list includes very well written books, with a wide spectrum of opinions, insight, and analysis.

Note: Reason Center partners also run regular book club discussions. These groups include the SacFAN Book Club and Books and Brunch, hosted by the Black Humanists and Non-Believers of Sacramento.

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Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, by Betrand Russel

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularismby Susan Jacoby

Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, by Greg M. Epstein

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God, by Guy P. Harrison

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, by Greta Christina

The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion, and Others Should Too, by Candace R.M. Gorham

The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, by Sam Harris

God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Sciece Shows That God Does Not Exist, by Victor J. Stenger

Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists, by Dan Barker

Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars, by Sikivu Hutchinson

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens

There’s Probably No God: the Atheists’ Guide to Christmas, by Ariane Sherine

Your Recommendations?

The above recommendations are in no way definitive. We invite you to add your recommendations in the comment section below.

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