Holy books with skeptical annotation
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- Skeptics Annotated Quran
- Skeptics Annotated Book of Mormon
- Iron Chariots WIKI – intended to provide information on apologetics and counter-apologetics. We’ll be collecting common arguments and providing responses, information and resources to help counter the glut of misinformation and poor arguments which masquerade as evidence for religious claims.
And, just for fun
- The Brick Testament – content notice: The Bible contains material some may consider morally objectionable and/or inappropriate for children.
– Many of the Google digitisation project books are now out of copyright and the full text is available free. Use the Advanced search to focus on ‘Full view only’ texts on specific search terms. Sample texts include:
- On The Nature of Things / Lucretius
- Secularism, Scepticism, and Atheism: Verbatim Report of the Proceedings of a Two Nights’ Public Debate Between Messrs. G.J. Holyoake & C. Bradlaugh
– a large collection of digitised out-of-copyright, freely available books to either read online or download to your local device or ebook reader. Contains such books as:
- Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers
- Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion / David Hume
- The Rights of Man / Thomas Paine
- The Gods / Robert Ingersoll
A huge project to convert all out of copyright works into audio format. Contains many classics of philosophy or religion as well as poetry and fiction, all available in various audio formats for free.
Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. You’ll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see the related collection: 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices.
– seems to be mostly fiction but may be some interesting old classics to stream or download to listen to free
Hundreds of audio books available free, to stream or download
To discuss and review interesting and topical books, try Atheist Republic’s Book Club
Or look through our members’ reviews here:
A list of books held by our members, acting as a source of reviews and recommendations for useful reading material, is available on Librarything (link from recommendations feed above, or author tag cloud, below). The same list is available from Goodreads, as we compare which service works best with our online library (see below). We would love to add more ‘recommended reading’ and some informative reviews of any of these, or add details of other useful books you have read, so please email our secretary, Michele Walker with any lists you would like to suggest.
We also have a collection of books available for loan, coming to us as donations or supplied by the BHA to its partner organisations. Check out the catalogue, and ‘order’ a loan by placing a hold request or by sending an email to the librarian. Unless arranged otherwise, items will generally be delivered to the next OxHums meeting.