Synopses & Reviews
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESS
Valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.”
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not Great
The most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I knowa triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantismis Dan Barker.”
RICHARD DAWKINS author of The God Delusion
Godless was a revelation to me. I dont think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journeyfaith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety.”
OLIVER SACKS authors of Musicophilia
In Godless, Barker recounts his journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and along the way explains precisely why it is not only okay to be an atheist, it is something in which to be proud.”
MICHAEL SHERMER publisher of Skeptic Magazine
Godless is a fascinating memoir and a handbook for debunking theism. But most of all, it is a moving testimonial to one mans emotional and intellectual rigor in acclaiming critical thinking.”
ROBERT SAPOLSKY author of Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers
After almost 20 years of evangelical preaching, missionizing, and Christian songwriting, Dan Barker "threw out the bathwater and discovered that there is no baby." In Godless, Barker describes the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. Godless includes sections on biblical morality, the historicity of Jesus, biblical contradictions, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more. It is an arsenal for skeptics and a direct challenge to believers. Along the way, Barker relates the positive benefit readers will experience from learning to trust in reason and human kindness instead of living in fear of false judgment and moral condemnation.
About the Author
Don Barker received a degree in religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church. He has appeared on numerous talk shows including Oprah Winfrey, Hannity and Colmes, and Good Morning America. He lives in Madison, WI.