So many books, so little time. Here are three new books which have come to my attention, which look extraordinarily interesting, but which I have not (yet?) had the time to read. If anyone picks up one of these, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
God, No! Subtitled “Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales,”the always outspoken Penn Jillette offers up his alternative to the Ten Commandments.
Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between – from Jeff Sharlet, who has already provided a priceless public service with his exposÃ©s The Family and C Street, this is a collection of portraits “from the far reaches of belief.”
The Submission by Amy Waldman – In her first novel, Waldman explores what happens in the aftermath of a 9/11 memorial competition whose winning entry was created by a Muslim. This book has been getting some good press, and could make for appropriate late-summer reading, seeing as how the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is almost here.
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens – Even when you disagree with him, Hitchens is always worth reading. This collection of short works–some about religion, some not–hits the shelves September 1st.