15 books atheists are too scared to read

  1. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  2. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies – David Bentley Hart
  3. The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels – Thomas Cahill
  4. Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe – Thomas Cahill
  5. The Jews: Their Role in Civilization – Louis Finkelstein
  6. Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
  7. Christ the Eternal Tao – Hieromonk Damascene
  8. The Story of Christianity: An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith – David Bentley Hart
  9. Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus – Thomas Cahill
  10. The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality – Kyriacos C. Markides
  11. The Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ: or How to Philosophize with a Hammer – Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church – Vladimir Lossky
  13. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  14. God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World–and Why Their Differences Matter – Stephen Prothero
  15. The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today’s World


  1. You haven't listed Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis?

    (I know he's a protestant but if you are aiming at atheists surely you wouldn't hold that against him.)

    But thanks for the list. I'll see how many of them I can read.

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