From author Janet Reitman comes the first full journalistic history of the notoriously secretive Church of Scientology—an even-handed account that uncovers the astonishing truth about the controversial religion.
Richard Dawkins, whom Discover magazine recently called "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution, now turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly.
The only thing certain about a journey is that it has a beginning and an end—for you never know what may happen along the way. And so it is with Breakfast with Buddha, a journey into the minds and souls of two very different men—one of them in search of the truth, the other a man who may have already found it.
Using the language of psychology, William James explains religious phenomena—including conversion, repentance, mysticism, and saintliness—as psychic energy that arises from the unconscious mind in times of trouble.
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes and feeling them. Included throughout is new, original music written by Wooten and a bonus performance by the original Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.