October 2, 2015
Living a non-religious life
What If I'm an Atheist? A Teen's Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion
by David Seidman
Talking about religion is hard; even harder if you're contemplating atheism, especially as a teenager. Reaction to nonbelievers can be negative and hostile. Seidman's book is helpful in explaining what atheism actually means and whether or not it's safe to speak out. He offers advice on how to broach the topic and how to handle arguments for religion from parents and others who challenge your belief. Seidman maintains a calm, sympathetic tone throughout, backed by copious research and interviews with atheist and religious teens. Straightforward and open-minded, his book is a good resource for anyone seeking answers to a life without religion.