Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface v False and Dangerous? 1 My Assumptions 4 Mea Culpa 8 The Dance of Fanatics and Infidels 11 Simplistic Stereotypes 14 The Heart of Science and Religion 17 The Skeptics' Boys Club 22 Inseparable Body and Soul 26 Does Prayer "Work"? 33 The Benevolent, Fine-Tuned Universe 44 Big Ideas and Biblical Wisdom 54 Secularism and Civility 64 God and Gays 74 (Nominal) Religion Feeds Prejudice 82 Godliness and Goodliness 87 Happy Faith-Heads 107 Healthy Faith-Heads 116 Does Explaining Religion Explain It Away? 121 The Leap of Faith 128 Appendix: International Society for Science and Religion Statement on Intelligent Design 133 Notes 137 Acknowledgments 150 The Author 152

About the Author

The Author David G. Myers is a communicator of psychological science to college students and the general public. His writings, supported by National Science Foundation fellowships and grants and recognized by the Gordon Allport Prize, have appeared in three dozen scientific periodicals, from Science to Psychological Science, and in dozens of magazines and newspapers. His seventeen books include best-selling texts and general audience books on happiness, intuition, and hearing loss.


"As a scientist, open-minded skeptic (who cheers on challenges to irrationalism), and a man of faith, [Myers] seeks to transcend the skeptic/believer divide by suggesting how faith can be reasonable, science-affirming, and humane." ?Skeptical Inquirer (January/February 2009) "Reading Myers will not set to rest all the incongruities or failures of Christianity; but it will demonstrate, in a thoughtful and readable format, that God is good and that to follow in the steps of Jesus your soul will become bigger, better and more gracious." ? Youth Worker Journal "The humility with which Myers writes and the intelligence with which he composes his arguments could disarm the most jaded cynic." ? Worship Leader Magazine "Believers and skeptics could learn much from each other, and the author?s willingness to build a bridge between two sometimes hostile territories is what makes his work so welcome. Myers?s psychological training enables him to grasp the human person in a unique way, and he is able to introduce an intellectual element into the God debate." ?(Sept.) (Publishers Weekly, July 7, 2008)

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: Musings on Why God Is Good and Faith Isn't Evil on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top