Jim Whitefield

Jim Whitefield. Author of The Mormon Delusion series.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (42 of 53)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 51,493 - Total Helpful Votes: 42 of 53
God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of&hellip by Victor J. Stenger
Although I was not able to completely take in everything in one or two of the more scientific chapters, the rest of the book was a most enjoyable read, brilliantly written and easily understandable. The evidence regarding each aspect was well explained and documented, so common sense and reason is really all you need to appreciate it. Many aspects of life and politics (especially in America) are frighteningly affected by religious influence. In the author's conclusion, he asserts "Religious faith would not be such a negative force in society if it were just about religion. However, the magical thinking that becomes deeply ingrained whenever faith rules over facts warps all areas of… Read more
Rethinking Religion: Finding a Place for Religion &hellip by Barbara O'Brien
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read., 28 July 2014
I knew Ms O’Brien was Buddhist and assumed the book would explain how, despite the problems with other religions in general, Buddhism is at least one path that is “tolerant, [mostly] peaceful, and science affirming” which may offer a worthwhile alternative for those interested. It didn’t completely turn out like that but I did learn some interesting aspects about Buddhism along the way.

To start this review, I should state that after forty-three years of being devoutly religious, a decade ago I quite reluctantly realised that I was in fact an atheist and that took some acceptance and dealing with. Like Richard Dawkins, I am close to the top of his religious-atheist scale, without… Read more
Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controll&hellip by Steven Hassan
I found this a simply written and well structured book which I am sure will help people who are looking for the most effective ways to assist someone realise they are in a cult, face the truth, and find their way out. It is a concise yet very detailed ‘manual’ which will guide concerned family and loved ones through the maze of complexities surrounding the problem. It also contains a wide ranging set of ideas for future consideration by individuals, organisations and groups that may assist in this often devastating area. If this is an area of concern for you – this is ‘the’ book to get.