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Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason | [Seth Andrews]

Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren't kidding when they teach them to their children as facts. Every day, impressionable young minds are conditioned to blindly accept wild biblical tales of floating zoos, talking shrubbery, 900-year-old humans, the undead, curses, levitation, demon/human hybrids and men who obtain super-human strength from the length of their hair. Allegiance to these teachings is expected, often demanded.
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Publisher's Summary

And then Noah loaded the dinosaurs onto the ark.

Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren't kidding when they teach them to their children as facts. Every day, impressionable young minds are conditioned to blindly accept wild biblical tales of floating zoos, talking shrubbery, 900-year-old humans, the undead, curses, levitation, demon/human hybrids and men who obtain super-human strength from the length of their hair. Allegiance to these teachings is expected, often demanded. Curiosity is muted. Doubt is frowned upon as a sin. And for those who dare to raise a dissenting hand, the threat of Hell looms ominously. A former religious radio host raised in the cradle of Christianity, Seth Andrews battled his own doubts for many years. His attempts to reconcile faith and the facts led him to a conclusion previously unthinkable, and this once-true believer ultimately became the founder of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet.

©2013 Seth Andrews (P)2013 Seth Andrews

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    Amazon Customer 03-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book and audio recording from the author."

    Excellent and enjoyable reading from the professional orator Seth Andrews. His story about his journey from Christian to thinking atheist was inspiring. I enjoy his podcast. This was a real treat.

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    Gilberto 03-17-15
    Gilberto 03-17-15 Member Since 2015

    love audio books!!!

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    "Awsome!!!"
    If you could sum up Deconverted in three words, what would they be?

    simple, inpiring like talk to a friend.


    What other book might you compare Deconverted to and why?

    One of it's kind, a must to listen.


    Have you listened to any of Seth Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is the first one.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when he was telling his expirience with his parents, same as i.


    Any additional comments?

    He is definitive a Hystori telling guy!!!!

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    Eric Walton 03-15-15
    Eric Walton 03-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sincere and relatable"

    Mr. Andrews does an excellent job of crafting and relaying his story of de-conversion, while exposing many of the fallacies and contradictions at the very root of religious thinking.

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    Illyria 03-04-15
    Illyria 03-04-15 Member Since 2015

    Luna

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    "Interesting and easy listening"

    Enjoyed the book. Really found the chapter on contradictions in the bible helpful.
    Thank You to the author for sharing.

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    Amazon Customer 12-21-14
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    "Listened to this in one sitting."

    Seth Andrews is an easy listen. Great voice. He gives you a look into his deconversion story and gives you alot to think about.

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    casket 07-31-14
    casket 07-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you listen to Deconverted again? Why?

    I can just listen to seth talk even if he was just reading the dictionary he could make it interesting


    Have you listened to any of Seth Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just as good as his podcasts


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    Tommy Nashville, TN 01-13-14
    Tommy Nashville, TN 01-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Really helped me understand my recent awakening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend to anyone I felt is having similar new views of reality. I still have to be careful with how honest I can be on how I really see things.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Seth's story telling ability is top notch. He walked you through his early years in a middle class family to his epiphany during 9/11 and ultimately to what he is today. I could relate to much of his story and it has helped me become more comfortable with my own recent road to non-belief.


    Which character – as performed by Seth Andrews – was your favorite?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I am really glad I found The Thinking Atheist and ultimately Seth's story in this book. I did not end up at non-belief by choice and sometimes wish I had taken the "Blue Pill", but now that I am awake it does not feel quite so lonely when I hear stories like Seth's.

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    Geoff Ravenna, MI, United States 12-14-13
    Geoff Ravenna, MI, United States 12-14-13
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    "An Amazing Book And An Easy Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook to all friends. Seth Andrews has an amazing voice, and hearing him read through his own book truly adds to the experience.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deconverted?

    Chapter 13 was one of my favorite chapters. Seth goes over how he breaks down Christians into a few different groups. And they all fit perfectly. The other one that sticks in my mind is Chapter 11, in which Seth goes over some of the contradictions in the Bible, and there are so many he never touched upon.


    What does Seth Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I read the book twice before listening to the audio, and naturally Seth's amazing voice changes it completely. He adds a much different tone to many areas of the book that anyone who is familiar with his videos will recognize immediately.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The book's title would do it best. Deconverted: A journey from religion to reason.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book compared to many others simply because it is an easy read. I've tried reading Hitchens and Dawkins and they can get boring fast. Seth Andrews is different and in a good way.

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    Ricardo Mexico 11-06-13
    Ricardo Mexico 11-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "An amazing journey through Seth Andrew's life."
    If you could sum up Deconverted in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent
    Amusing
    Provocative


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deconverted?

    The tragic death of Rich Mullins and the impact it has in Seth, and his indignation when he read a headline: "Welcome home, Rich".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Seth discovering atheist authors like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, etc.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The tragic death of Rich Mullins and the impact it has in Seth, and his indignation when he read a headline: "Welcome home, Rich".


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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book, it's touching, from the heart and I find myself relating to the story very strongly.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the narrator complains about how some audiobooks are read so dry and unfeeling but he soo overcompensates that it's actually kind of distracting. I like it when he shouts on his radio show, not in his audiobook.


    Was Deconverted worth the listening time?

    yes, I recommend it to believes and non-believers alike.


    Any additional comments?

    if you liked the book, you'll like his podcast. And vice versa

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