๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sam Harris
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2005-09-17
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 256
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 039306672X
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : "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."โ€”Natalie Angier, New York Times In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefsโ€”even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sam Harris
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2006
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 96
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307265777
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Elizabeth Esther
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Convergent Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-03-18
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 224
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307731883
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian groupโ€”which is just a shorthand way of saying Iโ€™m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp โ€œmodesty visionโ€ that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away. Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least Iโ€™m all set for the end of the world. Selah. A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire. Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to โ€œbreak her willโ€). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable. To leave. In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Girl at the End of the World is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail. Includes reading group discussion guide and interview with the author From the Trade Paperback edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Victor J. Stenger
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Prometheus Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2012
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 408
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781616145996
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Looking at both historical and contemporary contexts, the author argues that religion has played a major role in suppressing scientific pursuit. Original.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Elisabeth Klein Corcoran
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Abingdon Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2013-10-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 226
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781426776106
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : To be a separated or divorced Christian is to be an anomaly, a scandal. No one knows what box to put you in or what to do with you, and this no manโ€™s landโ€”pun intendedโ€”can be a very isolating and core-shaking place to dwell. Elisabeth Klein Corcoran knows from experience. After extensive counseling, mentoring, 12-step groups, many tears, and even more prayers, Elisabeth found her 16-year marriage ending in separation and divorce. A believer completely in love with Jesus, Elisabeth was alone, drowning in a sea of emotions, and questioning how to navigate her way through the end of her marriage. Elisabeth walks readers through the varied emotions of being newly single in this collection of vulnerable and hopeful essays, expounding on some of the most common struggles of divorce: anger, faith, guilt, loneliness, and more. What started as an article for Crosswalk.com, has turned into a calling to soothe broken hearts with stories, prayer, action steps, and Scripture readings, helping readers hold on to profound faith and reassurance in the one Love that will never die. Whether separated, newly divorced, and just considering divorce, women will find hope and comfort in these short, but dynamic readings.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sam Harris
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-09-09
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 256
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781451636031
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harrisโ€™s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harrisโ€”a scientist, philosopher, and famous skepticโ€”could write it.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Ravi Zacharias
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Zondervan
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008-09-09
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 144
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780310295372
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : When you pray, are you talking to a God who exists? Or is God nothing more than your โ€œimaginary friend,โ€ like a playmate contrived by a lonely and imaginative child?When author Sam Harris attacked Christianity in Letter to a Christian Nation, reviewers called the book โ€œmarvelousโ€ and a generation of readersโ€”hundreds of thousands of themโ€”were drawn to his message. Deeply troubled, Dr. Ravi Zacharias knew that he had to respond. In The End of Reason, Zacharias underscores the dependability of the Bible along with his belief in the power and goodness of God. He confidently refutes Harrisโ€™s claims that God is nothing more than a figment of oneโ€™s imagination and that Christians regularly practice intolerance and hatred around the globe. If you found Sam Harrisโ€™s Letter to a Christian Nation compelling, the book you are holding is exactly what you need. Dr. Zacharias exposes โ€œthe utter bankruptcy of this worldview.โ€ And if you havenโ€™t read Harrisโ€™ book, Raviโ€™s response remains a powerful, passionate, irrefutably sound set of arguments for Christian thought. The clarity and hope in these pages reach out to readers who know and follow God as well as to those who reject God.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sam Harris
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-10-06
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 144
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780674737068
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alan M. Dershowitz
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2004-05-14
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 608
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780759511033
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Law

SYNOPSIS : The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sam Harris
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-05
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 304
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1439171238
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : Sam Harrisโ€™s first book, The End of Faith, ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most peopleโ€”from religious fundamentalists to nonbelieving scientistsโ€”agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the most common justification for religious faith. It is also the primary reason why so many secularists and religious moderates feel obligated to "respect" the hardened superstitions of their more devout neighbors. In this explosive new book, Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape." Because there are definite facts to be known about where we fall on this landscape, Harris foresees a time when science will no longer limit itself to merely describing what people do in the name of "morality"; in principle, science should be able to tell us what we ought to do to live the best lives possible. Bringing a fresh perspective to age-old questions of right and wrong and good and evil, Harris demonstrates that we already know enough about the human brain and its relationship to events in the world to say that there are right and wrong answers to the most pressing questions of human life. Because such answers exist, moral relativism is simply falseโ€”and comes at increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can be no Christian or Muslim morality. Using his expertise in philosophy and neuroscience, along with his experience on the front lines of our "culture wars," Harris delivers a game-changing book about the future of science and about the real basis of human cooperation.