Book Reviews

As you can probably tell, this blog is overwhelmingly dedicated to book reviews! Here you can find a list of all of them, grouped by topic. Of course, most of these books are about more than one thing, but for the sake of simplicity I put them in whichever category I think best encompasses the book as a whole. Each category is (roughly) organized with my most recent reviews at the top.


How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (And Don’t) Say About Human Difference by Adam Rutherford
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi


Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
Cosmos by Carl Sagan


The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Dawkins
Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God by Armin Navabi
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel Dennett
Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Christian Apologetics

The Causes and Cure of Unbelief by N. J. Laforêt
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller
The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief by James Spiegel
The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God by Lee Strobel
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis Collins

Christian History

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee by Bart Ehrman
Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart Ehrman
Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart Ehrman

Christian Nationalism

The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism by Katherine Stewart
The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American by Andrew Seidel


The A B C of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution by Francisco Ayala
Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul by Kenneth Miller
Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne

Human Evolution

A Most Interesting Problem: What Darwin’s Descent of Man Got Right and Wrong About Human Evolution by Jeremy DeSilva
Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: And Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution by Ian Tattersall
Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins by Ian Tattersall
The Jesuit and the Skull: Tielhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man by Amir D. Aczel
Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human History by Lee Berger
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind by Donald Johanson

Human History

Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History by Lewis Dartnell
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World by Sasha Sagan


A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

Purity Culture

On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel by Brenda Marie Davies

Religious Texts

The Bible
Luther’s Small Catechism

Science History

Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science—from the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick Teresi

Social Issues

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College by Jesse Wegman
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein