MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Humanism - Top Ten Books



  1. Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)
  2. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (1995)
  3. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (2006)
  4. The End of Faith by Sam Harris (2004)
  5. The Bible (critically read)
  6. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll… and here they are:
  7. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
  8. Collected Writings by Thomas Paine (pub. from 1776 to 1806) – Paine (1736-1809) starting with “The Age of Reason.”
  9. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

We also suggest:
- The Qur’an (critically read; Yusif Ali and Rodwell translations)
- Why I am not a Muslim (Ibn Warraq)
- A Treatise of Human Nature and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (David Hume)

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