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Dallas Atheist Book Club Message Board › October book suggestions - Religious Apologetics

October book suggestions - Religious Apologetics

Jason H.
Dallas, TX
Post #: 270
Please include the name and author of the book and a link on a website like

The book you suggest should be readable in one month or less and be less than about 350 pages. Keep in mind cost and availability when recommending a book.
A former member
Post #: 139

For your consideration I would like to submit The "God" Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God. This is an attempt, successful by many accounts, to scientifically understand, in light of their evolutionary basis, the reasons religions have sprouted and endured.

The Amazon review states, in part,
"Acclaimed by a wide range of experts, The "God" Part of the Brain is a classic. Matthew Alper presents a stunning argument: that our brain is hardwired to believe in a God. He offers a scientific explanation that we inherit an evolutionary mechanism that allows us to cope with our greatest terror - death.

"The author also evokes his personal odyssey as he sought to understand why mankind created the concept of a higher power to deal with the fear and terror we experience due to our species' unique awareness of the inevitability of death.

"The "God" Part of the Brain has sparked praise by scientists such as E.O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner; E. Fuller Torry, "the most famous psychiatrist in America"; and Arnold Sadwin, former Chief of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. The book has been adopted by universities across the country."

288 pages
Kindle Edition: $9.99
New Paperback: $14.98
Used: from $0.01
user 10026396
Dallas, TX
Post #: 3
I haven't read this yet but it looks okay, Defending your Faith.
user 10026396
Dallas, TX
Post #: 4
The link I added for "Defending your Faith" by R.C. Sproul didn't post for some reason, so here goes again:­
Keith K.
user 12906323
Dallas, TX
Post #: 26
God or Godless?: One Atheist. One Christian. Twenty Controversial Questions. by
John Loftus(godless) and Randal Rauser(god).

Brief debate between two well know authors in their respective communities. Each one selected 10 questions. Nothing really new, just a good summary. 210 pages.­
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