Books by Dale McGowan

Sharing Reality: How to Bring Secularism and Science to an Evolving Religious World

With Jeff T. Haley

“A concise work about the necessity of scientific understanding and acceptance. Recommended for scientifically-minded religious folks and atheists alike as a conversation starter.” — RATIONAL DOUBT


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Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion


“Parents on both sides of the culture war will find this book a compelling read.” — NEWSWEEK

“Engaging and down-to-earth…highly recommended” —LIBRARY JOURNAL



rfcover 2Raising Freethinkers

library-journal“This unique resource will help parents looking for useful ideas and information on being a nonreligious family. Recommended for public libraries.” — LIBRARY JOURNAL


“Raising Freethinkers is dynamic, thought-provoking reading for anyone,
but non-religious parents will discover they no longer need to feel quite so alone.” — JANUARY MAGAZINE



IFAIDcover 300450In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers
Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families

“A clear and engaging guide.” — PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“For anyone in a mixed faith relationship, this well-researched and clearly organized book may be the best thing you’ll come across. It’s an invaluable resource for starting fruitful discussions about religious disagreements because it breaks down the difference between beliefs and values.” — NEIL CARTER, Godless in Dixie blog

Book of the Year – HEMANT MEHTA, Friendly Atheist blog



51RuZ8HQC+L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Atheism for Dummies

“A fantastic guide for anyone who simply wants to learn more about atheism, in both historical and modern context.”

#2 Book of the YearHEMANT MEHTA, Friendly Atheist


41Ibl5X0lcL._SX367_BO1,204,203,200_Voices of Unbelief: Documents from Atheists and Agnostics

“Written for an advanced high school or introductory college course, this encyclopedia is a welcome primer on the subject. . . . McGowan allows the documents in this reference work to speak for themselves. High school and academic libraries with a focus on religious studies will want to add this invaluable resource to their collections.” – ARBA

“McGowan, a noted humanist scholar, has succeeded admirably in packaging a reader on this controversial topic for high school and college students.” – CHOICE

“Strengths of this text are the many resources that will help readers engage with and understand the material, and the array of perspectives from different eras, regions, cultures, and social groups. Overall, a helpful primer on the many different perspectives on a complex subject.” – LIBRARY JOURNAL



cbbCalling Bernadette’s Bluff: A Novel

“An undoubted triumph of academic satire…easily a match for David Lodge and Jane Smiley in wit and depth” — CURLED UP WITH A GOOD BOOK

“Wicked funny…Calling Bernadette’s Bluff cleverly captures the paradoxes of our humble yearning for truth in an age of absurdity.” — CECILIA KONCHAR FARR, author of The Ulysses Delusion 

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