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