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Believe It: Books on Faith

Interested in how different people express religious beliefs, or the lack thereof? The books on this list can get you started.

Barnes, Trevor
Hinduism and Other Eastern Religions: Worship, Festivals, and Ceremonies from Around the World
BL1203.B37 2005
An overview of the history and contemporary practice of multiple Eastern religions.
 
Beck, Martha
Leaving the Saints
BX8678.B43 A3 2005
Beck, a columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine, describes growing up in, engaging with, and leaving the Church of Latter-Day Saints.
 
Blake, Deborah
The Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch
BP605.W53 B53 2009
This books delves into the details of what it means to be a witch in your ordinary, everyday life.
 
Dalai Lama XIV
My Spiritual Journey
BQ7935.B777 A3 2010
A portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader in his own words.
 
Dawkins, Richard
The God Delusion
BL2775.3 D39 2006
The world’s best-known atheist argues that religion does society more harm than good.
 
Goldstein, Niles Elliot
Gonzo Judaism
BM723.G66 2006
The author, a rabbi, argues that the Jewish faith should return to its radical roots in order to move forward.
 
Gottschalk, Peter
Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy
E184.M88 G68 2008
A look at how Islamophobia is manifested in Western culture especially through cartoons, in a pervasive and often unnoticed way.
 
Isaacs, Susan
Angry Conversations with God
BX8080.I73 A3 2009
An interesting look at the author in couples counseling with God.
 
Kidd, Sue Monk
Firstlight
BV4515.3 K53 2006
Early essays from an established religious writer, best known for her breakout novel, The Secret Life of Bees.
 
Wright, Robert
The Evolution of God
BL473.W75 2009
A secular and scientific look at how religion evolved with society.
 

Updated: 4/4/2011