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50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

Author: Guy P. Harrison
To Purchase: Amazon USA / Amazon UK


Guy P. Harrison’s new book, 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God, analyzes the most common justifications for belief heard around the world. Without attacking or belittling anyone, Harrison delivers much to think about for both believers and nonbelievers.

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"Engaging and enlightening... Read this book to explore the many and diverse reasons for belief." —Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist Scientific American, author of Why Darwin Matters

"Guy P. Harrison has written a persuasive and frequently humorous book about an important topic. This thoughtful work should be read by religious practitioners, political leaders, and the general public and should be taught as a foundation for explaining the role of religion in society." —Nick Wynne, PhD; Executive director of the Florida Historical Society

"Deep wisdom and patient explanations fill this excellent book. The author—a journalist with worldwide experience and thorough scientific knowledge—doesn't ridicule supernatural beliefs. He seems fond of believers." —James A. Haught, author of 2,000 Years of Disbelief and editor of West Virginia 's largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette

"Guy Harrison shows us how one can be an atheist, openly challenge belief and superstition, and yet do it with respect, engaging the other side in an open and constructive conversation. If this is the most recent turn of the New Atheism, it is a very welcome one!" —Massimo Pigliucci, professor of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and author of Making Sense of Evolution

“ Harrison doesn’t bully or condescend. Rather, he approaches the reader gently. Reading arrison’s book is like having an amiable chat with a wise old friend.” —Cameron M. Smith and Charles Sullivan, authors of The Top 10 Myths about Evolution

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