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How to be a Bad Christian: ... And a better human being
How to be a Bad Christian: ... And a better human being
by Dave Tomlinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If only there were more like him!, 9 Nov. 2013
Dave Tomlinson promulgates a wonderful and beautiful christianity in his book 'How to be a bad Christian... and a better human being'. This is one of the few books which I have read which comes close to making me change my mind about matters of spirituality and meaning. Atheists should read this book before dismissing Christians outrightly. Words cannot describe the relief I felt when I realised that there are liberal, wonderful Christians who hold intellectually strong and emotionally appealing opinions. Read this book!


Quotable Hitchens From Alcohol to Zionism
Quotable Hitchens From Alcohol to Zionism
by Christopher Hitchens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 13 May 2013
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I bought this book simply because I love Hitchens and his work and opinions. However, this book has proved to be extremely useful in a number of different situations. For example, if you are having tea and you want to find something interesting to talk about then you can simply flick to one of the more contentious issues that Hitchens has commented on, read out a quote, and start a debate!

It is also useful while writing speeches; quotations are always useful in speeches,and this book gives you a vast amount of quotations of a vast amount of topics. I used a quotation from this book while I was debating with a friend whether or not abortion can ever be justified, and the quotation spiced up the conversation immensely. I also used a quote from this book while writing a public speech on Mother Teresa, which I am performing in a few days time.

This is not, however, the sort of book that you read cover to cover. Instead, it is the sort of book that you dip in and out of when you feel like seeing Hitchens' opinion on a certain issue.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an interesting book that is certain to fire up opinions and start interesting debates.


The Missionary Position
The Missionary Position
by Christopher Hitchens
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Brutally honest and brilliant!, 29 Mar. 2013
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The brutal honesty starts before the book has been opened; the title of the book (The Missionary Position) is an ironic double entendre. It is a double entendre because the missionary position is both a sex position and the name of someone who helps the poor, and it is ironic because Mother Teresa almost certainly never had sex.

Title aside, the book is written brilliantly; you feel like you are listening to Hitchens read it aloud to you when you read it, and he always uses the mot juste when he describes some of the horrific things that Mother Teresa did. This is a must buy for both believers and atheists because some of the things that Mother Teresa did are truly horrendous. If you don't believe me then buy this book and find out for yourself.


God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
by Penn Jillette
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A Sparkling Collection of Stories, 2 Mar. 2013
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I was slightly misled by the title 'God, No!: Signs You May Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales'; I presumed that the majority of the book would be focused on atheism, with the occasional personal story. Instead, I found that the majority of the book was personal stories from Penn, with a small amount of atheism intertwined within these stories. However, it was still a very enjoyable and easy-to-read book and I would recommend it to almost everyone (some of the stories were slightly graphic in nature, if you catch my drift...)

If you have ten pounds to spare then I would recommend you put it to good use and buy this book!


Letter To A Christian Nation
Letter To A Christian Nation
by Sam Harris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated and Simplistic, 23 Jan. 2013
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'Letter To A Christian Nation' is both intellectual in its content, and simplistic in its reading. This is a relatively short book; however, it manages to pack a punch and will prove to be a good investment to even the most intellectual of atheists. Whether you are buying it to open your mind, or simply to know your enemy, this book will not disappoint.


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