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  1. Wise Blood

    Wise Blood: A Novel


    Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom. Learn More
  2. Why Does the World Exist? (paperback)

    Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story


    In this astonishing and profound work, an irreverent sleuth traces the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times. Learn More
  3. Underground

    Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche


    On March 20, 1995, 5 members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult waged chemical warfare on the Tokyo subways system with sarin (a poisonous gas 26 times more deadly than cyanide). Learn More
  4. Under The Banner Of Heaven

    Under The Banner Of Heaven: A Story Of Violent Faith


    Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. Learn More
  5. Undeniable (softcover)

    Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation


    Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. Learn More
  6. Truth Seeker #143

    Truth Seeker #143


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    World's Oldest Freethought Publication. Learn More
  7. Too Much to Dream

    Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood


    Growing up in the suburbs of Boston and raised on secular Judaism, Cocoa Puffs, and Gilligan’s Island, Peter Bebergal was barely in his teens when the ancient desire to finding higher spiritual meaning in the universe struck. Already schooled in mysticism by way of comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, and Carlos Castaneda, he turned to hallucinogens, convinced they would provide a path to illumination. Learn More
  8. To the Far Right Christian Hater...You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can't Be Both

    To the Far Right Christian Hater...You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can't Be Both


    Official hate mail, threats, and criticism from the archives of the six-time Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Learn More
  9. There Is No God

    There Is No God and He Is Always with You: A Search for God in Odd Places


    Can you be an atheist and still believe in God? Can you be a true believer and still doubt? Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God? Learn More
  10. Them: Adventures with Extremists

    Them: Adventures with Extremists


    A wide variety of extremist groups - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis - share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. Learn More
  11. The X-Rated Bible

    The X-Rated Bible: An Irreverent Survey of Sex in the Scriptures


    Lewd! Bizarre! Pornographic! It's the Bible! Learn More
  12. The Quotable Atheist

    The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Non-Believers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound


    A treasure trove of quotes and aphorisms by philosophers, scientists, poets, writers, artists, entertainers, and political figures. Learn More
  13. The Portable Atheist

    The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever


    From the author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Learn More
  14. The New Atheism

    The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason


    In recent years a number of bestselling books have forcefully argued that belief in God can no longer be defended on rational or empirical grounds, and that the scientific worldview has rendered obsolete the traditional beliefs held by Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Learn More
  15. The Little Book of Saints

    The Little Book of Saints


    How does Saint Christopher keep us safe when we travel? Why is Saint Patrick always depicted with a nest of snakes? How did Cecilia come to be the patron saint of music? These wonders and more are explained in this treasure of a book. Learn More
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    The Little Book Of Hindu Deities


    From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow. Learn More
  17. The Greek Myths

    The Greek Myths (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


    The gold standard in Greek mythology, in a dazzling Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new introduction by the bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Learn More
  18. The Greatest Show on Earth

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution


    In 2008, a Gallup poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created man in his present form within the last 10,000 years. In a Pew Forum poll in the same year, 42 percent believed that all life on earth has existed in its present form since the beginning of time. Learn More
  19. The Great Derangement

    The Great Derangement


    A terrifying true story of war, politics & religion at the twilight of the American empire. Learn More
  20. The God Delusion

    The God Delusion


    A preeminent scientist - and the world's most prominent atheist - asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. Learn More
  21. The God Argument

    The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism


    What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Learn More
  22. The Family

    The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power


    They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. Learn More
  23. The Evolutionist's Doodlebook

    The Evolutionist's Doodlebook


    A heavily illustrated glossary of evolutionary biology concepts, this playful yet witty book captures the wondrous, fantastic nature of the natural sciences. Learn More
  24. The End Of Faith

    The End Of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason


    SAM HARRIS offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs - even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Natalie Angier wrote in the New York Times: "The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated. . . . Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say." Learn More
  25. The Book Of The SubGenius

    The Book Of The SubGenius


    The Sacred Teachings Of J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs. Learn More

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