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Great journeys often start with a single question. For D. K. Evans, a newly married professional in the Christian-dominated South, that question was, “Why Do I Believe in God?” That simple query led him on a years-long search to better understand the nature of religion and faith, particularly as it applies to the Black community. While many taking such a journey today might immerse themselves in the writing of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, Evans took inspiration not only from John Henrik Clarke, Yosef-Ben Jochannan, Hubert Harrison, and John G. Jackson, champions of a rich Black tradition of challenging religious orthodoxy, but also from many others in his own community who had similarly come to question their core religious beliefs. While this journey eventually led him to discount the notion of God, he calls on all to ask their own questions, particularly those within the Black community who act on blind faith. While their own journey might not lead to his truth, he acknowledges, that is the only way they will ever emancipate themselves from the truths thrust on them by others and arrive at their most important truth - their own.

©2017 D. K. Evans, PhD (P)2018 Pitchstone Publishing

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amazing read!

I enjoy reading this book and will reread again to further my own understanding not just in this author's truth but to my own questions in my own truth as a open free thinker not bound by religious ties but curious in the ways other view God and reality. A very informative read worth reading

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Highly Recommended!

Wow! This book will challenge you to question why you believe what you believe, regardless of your belief system. DK Evans delicately makes his case that God does not exist in a non emotional, scientific, socratic method. There are so many intriguing layers to this book! I'm amazed at how he uses scripture, history, and science throughout the book to disprove the case for christ. This book also shed a light on the history and current role christianity plays in the black community as well as suggestions for how to improve that role and other issues within the black community. He also addresses the fact that so many believers have no clue what's really in the bible they proclaim to believe in. What I like most about the book is that DK Evans promotes unity, understanding, tolerance, and communication with respect to our differences. He also promotes open and honest dialog about seeking our own truth and not being afraid to live that truth. As a believer in Christ, I encourage other believers to challenge themselves by reading this book and to truly ask themselves why do they believe what they believe.