Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn't.

Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being.

For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read.

Title:Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781787631212
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  • Jenna

    Ok, so this review is long and some of it is personal.  I realise that some of you want to know solely about the book and so I've noted with a --------- line where the actual book review begins.  Fe...

  • Luffy

    This book was quite the ticket. Everything written here was crystal clear, graspable, progressive. I've never read Dawkins shifting from atheism to biology, to chemistry and physics before.I gave the ...

  • ~The Bookish Redhead~

    Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide was a great read, and it was incredibly thought-provoking. And despite the fact that I'm no beginner in the process of outgrowing God, I am so glad that I bought i...

  • Ryan Boissonneault

    Everyone wants to compare this book to The God Delusion, for obvious reasons. But I would rather review it on its own merits, for what it is, recognizing its purpose and intended audience. While the c...

  • Peter

    First half of book is basically the god delusion restated , more concise , framed better, Dawkins has either learned himself more about the religions or has had help writing on those bits ( maybe both...

  • Taylor Sines

    This was pretty disappointing. His opening point is that the existence of many false religions means all religions are false.Does the existence of many falsified scientific theories mean all theories ...

  • Tom Gilson

    Nothing new here, and nothing interestingDawkins has written all this before. He’s said many times, for example, that any God who could create the cosmos must be as complex would have to be more com...

  • Michael Kress

    I overheard some co-workers (one of them being an engineer, ironically) having a "philosophical" discussion, and one of them said that he believed in adaptation, but not evolution. The other one agree...

  • Carolina Ibanez

    It is a good book, specially the first part. The second part (in my opinion) had too many details and very specific examples of evolution which I consider were a bit repetitive.Nevertheless, the autho...

  • Angela Groves

    An excellent, concise, clear argument for atheism. Written with humour, it gives clear logical reasoning for turning away from the belief in a higher power, backed up with evidence that is not overly ...