Our Current Book Discussion: God: The Most Unpleasant Character in Fiction

We’re pleased to announce our next book club book and discussion, God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, by Dan Bakari.

What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? In fact, the Bible lays out God’s primary qualities clearly: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse!

Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and bestselling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book investigates what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction. Barker combs through both the Old and New Testament (as well as thirteen different editions of the “Good Book”), presenting powerful evidence for why the Scripture shouldn’t govern our everyday lives.

This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.

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