Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

by Dan Barker


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ISBN-13: 9781877733130
Publisher: Freedom from Religion Foundation
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.38(d)

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Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There has never been a book on freethought more deadly to fundamentalist claptrap and the non-stop drivel of typical fundamentalist clergy than this book. I have read virtually everthing in freethought, ancient to modern, and Dan Barker's case is presented the clearest, the best and the simplest. He's not the only preacher to abandon a path of lunacy towards determining his own path and following the dictates of his own conscience and not some anonymous author circa 68 AD. Another excellent book, similar in tone, is Saying Farewell to God, from a former associate of Billy Graham. Get this book, you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be, pardon the phrase, 'a real God-send' as a former Christian. I have been a freethinker for about a decade now, and it is refreshing to find like-minded people. The book is not too scholarly so, in addition, academics may wish to read 'The Gospels & Acts: Questions & Problems' by Elliot Lesser.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I never really believed there was a god, in fact I don't see how anyone who thinks can really believe it. Reading this book made me realize that there are other sensible people out there who are not afraid to go against the delusional majority. It reminds me of the one brave boy who dared to say that the emporer had no clothes.
yapete on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great compendium on rejecting fundamentalist religion from somebody who has lived through it. Authentic.
Devil_llama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book by an ex-evangelical preacher is a detail of his journey from faith to non-belief. In a sense, you could consider it his "confession', as he discusses how he converted others to the faith, and participated in anti-evolution sermons. He also contributed music and plays to the vast corpus of Christian literature, from which he still draws royalties. The author writes in a very down-to-earth, approachable style, more friend than professor.
folini on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good book, full of data, examples, and ideas, even if I don't like the "preacher" style of Dan. He always talks like he has the only goal of converting you, no matter what. I would prefer a more soft and less confrontational approach.
May be this is what religious people need in order to reconsider their faith and believes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives tremendous insight into the mind of a religionist(mainly christian)with the evaluation from the inside out. Then how to break it all down. If your a christian do not read this book, it will murder your faith. If Atheist or Agnostic this book will give you the arsinal that NO religionist can deny logically. I have never lost an arguement on religion since I read this book! I highly recommend this book to the skeptic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When it comes to recommending a book on atheism, the one book I recommend above all others is NOT George Smith's book, NOT Bertrand Russell's 'Why I Am Not...' but THIS one. Not only does it provide ferocious arguments against belief, but it also tells the compelling personal story of Dan Barker's own journey from born-and-raised believer to committed, passionate freethinker. Already a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
barker shows and through pain seeking evidence proves the fallacy of so much of what is accepted in biblical belief. a must read for anyone who respects that human thought and human compassion and decency must rein over simple mysticism.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After 19 years of evangelical preaching, issionizing, evangelism and Christian songwriting, Dan Barker 'threw out the bathwater and discovered there is no baby there.' Barker describes the intellectual and psychological struggle required to move from fundamentalism to freethought. Sections on biblical morality, the historicity of Jesus, bible contradictions, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more. This book is an arsenal for skeptics and a direct challenge to believers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe this man has written a book of why he has lost his faith in the bible and faith in God and Jesus Christ. You have to look at the after life of what if you have made the wrong decision or you've made the right choose. This is dangerous indeed. Jesus have mercy on all who have accepted this man's beliefs and gone away from their faith in Christ. We are in the last days, when you are having people falling away from their faith. This is very dangerous, because we rather love the darkness rather than coming into the light. We are running a race with Christ against everything from doubts and disbeliefs. Being a christian is not easy and we have to endure hardship and critism. So, be careful and explore by reading useful materials.