Books, Books, Books!

Humanists of North Central Florida (HNCFL) is a group of readers. We love to share our finds. Here is a list of some books that you may find interesting from a Humanist, Feminist or Science perspective.*

Title Author
Against All Gods A.C. Grayling
American Gospel Jon Meacham
American Theocracy Kevin Phillips
Apes, Angels and Victorians: The Story of Darwin, Huxley and Evolution William Irvine
Atheist Universe David Mills
Autobiography Bertrand Russell
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon Daniel Dennett
Calling Bernadette’s Bluff Dale McGowan
Celebrities in Hell Warren Allen Smith
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea Daniel Dennett
Doubt Jennifer Hecht
Ever Since Darwin Stephen Jay Gould
Everything You Know About God Is Wrong Russ Kick
Evil Little Things: A Study of the Women Who Shaped Secular Humanist and Atheist Activism in post World War II America Sylvia Broeckx
Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith Charles Templeton
Fear, Fact, Faith, Fantasy John Henderson
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism Susan Jacoby
God Is Not Great Christopher Hitchens
God, the Failed Hypothesis Victor Stenger
Good Without God Greg Epstein
Half the Sky Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Hitch 22 Christopher Hitchens
How to Read Darwin Mark Ridley
In Praise of Doubt P. Bergen, A. Zyderveld
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism Michelle Goldberg
Letter to a  Christian Nation Sam Harris
Losing Faith In Faith Dan Barker
Love Wins Rob Bell
Meditations of a Humanist A.C. Grayling
Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America’s Soul Edward Humes
Moral Minority – Our Skeptical Founding Fathers Brooke Allen
New World New Mind Ornstein & Ehrlich
No God But God Reza Aslan
No Gods – No Masters Annie Laurie Gaylor
Primate’s Memoir Robert Sapolsky
Russell – A Very Short Introduction A.C. Grayling
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi, PhD
The Age of American Unreason Susan Jacoby
The Amazing Deception: A History of Christianity Doyle Duke
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) Book 3 Phillip Pullman
The Ancestor’s Tale Richard Dawkins
The Battle For God – A History of Fundamentalism Karen Armstrong
The Best of Robert Ingersoll Roger Greeley, ed.
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design Richard Dawkins
The Born Again Skeptics Guide To The Bible Ruth Green
The Descent of Woman: The Classic Study of Evolution Elaine Morgan
The Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science and Love Richard Dawkins
The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow Larson & Marshall
The Faith of a Heretic Walter Kaufmann
The Family Jeff Sharlet
The Flamingo’s Smile Stephen Jay Gould
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) Book 1 Phillip Pullman
The Grand Design Stephen Hawking
The Impossible H.L. Mencken Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
The Mighty and the Almighty Madeleine Albright
The Moral Landscape Sam Harris
The Mysterious Flame Colin McGinn
The Mystery of Things A.C. Grayling
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason Victor Stenger
The Portable Atheist Christopher Hitchens
The Richness of Life Stephen Jay Gould
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials) Book 2 Phillip Pullman
Transcendental Meditations Paul Kurtz
Under the Banner of Heaven John Krackauer
Uppity Women of Ancient Times Vicki Leon
Warriors of God – Richard the Lionheart & Saladin James Reston
What Is Good – The Search for the Best Way to Live A.C. Grayling
What’s God Got To Do With It? Robert Ingersol
Why Evolution Is True Jerry A. Coyne
Why I Am Not a Christian Bertrand Russell
With God on Their Side: G.W. Bush and the Christian Right Ester Kaplan
Woe to the Woman – The Bible Tells Me So Annie Laurie Gaylor
Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America Ellen Chesler

For and About Children

Atheism for Kids Jessica Thorpe
Cells for Kids Nishi Singh
Enjoy Your Cells Frank Balkwill
Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be Daniel Loxton
Gene Machines Frank Balkwill
Grandmother Fish: A Child’s First Book of Evolution Jonathon Tweet and Karen Lewis
Have A Nice DNA Frank Balkwill
How: A Day in the Life of a Young Humanist Michelle Iturrate
Humanism, What’s That? A Book for Curious Kids Helen Bennett
Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children Dan Barker
Me and Dog Eric Shansby and Gene Weingarten
Older Than the Stars Karen Fox and Nancy Davis
Our Family Tree Lisa W Peters and Lauren Stenger
Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion Dale McGowen
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief Dale McGowen
The Story of Life: A First Book About Evolution Catherine Barr and Steve Williams
What is Humanism? How Do You Live Without a God? And Other Big Questions for Kids Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young


A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson
Big Bang Simon Singh
Cosmos Carl Sagan
God and the Atom, From Democritus to the Higgs Boson, the Story of a Triumphant Idea Victor J. Stenger
God and the Multiverse, Humanity’s Expanding View of the Cosmos Victor J. Stenger
The Elegant Universe Brian Greene
The Fabric of the Cosmos Brian Greene
The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us Victor J. Stenger
The Making of the Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes
Welcome to the Universe Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Strauss, J. Richard Gott

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*Thanks to the Humanist Society of Gainesville for their help in compiling this list.