Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

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Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist is the biography and collected writings of Dan Barker, a man who was once a Christian preacher, but slowly lost his faith and became an atheist. It was published in September 1992.

Personal

Knowing who Dan Barker was due to his prominence in the atheist movement, I attended a lecture of his at the University of Michigan Flint. Afterward, we was selling some of his books, and I bought this from him. Shortly after, in 2017, I read and enjoyed it.

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I own a signed hardcover copy and have read it.

Review

Overall, I enjoyed the book greatly. Barker's memoirs are quite interesting and give an unfiltered look at the mental gymnastics that went on in his mind as a faith believer trying to win souls for God, then the disgust as he slowly became a non-believer who still preached as a source of income. His later writings as a non-believer are very thought-provoking, but I did notice some of his arguments have issues (like some incorrect facts about Mithraism).

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