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Deconverted Audiobook

Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

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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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    Benjamin Cheyenne, WY, USA 07-01-13
    Benjamin Cheyenne, WY, USA 07-01-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Confessions of a Christian Apostate!"

    Having never heard of Seth Andrews before, I was pulled in by his broadcast quality voice and his open, supportive approach to his subject. Too often atheists are abrasive and derisive about believers. Mr. Andrews is respectful, cordial, and has a wonderful voice. His history in radio production comes through in the quality of this work.

    Like Mr. Andrews I am not a scientist. This work was extremely accessible to me; it was easy to wrap my head around the logic he presents. While there are certainly arguments to support his thesis, this work is more of a memoir about Andrews' own journey from Christianity to Atheism.

    Along the way he also introduces and plugs his own on-line presence. Even this is done respectfully; he does not make the mistake of turning into an advertisement. He lets the reader know that becoming an Atheist is not easy, but there is a community of unbelievers who have been there as well.

    What impressed me most about this work is the lack of profanity, and the respect that Andrews gives to Christians; he does not vilify and belittle them. I found that very refreshing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya 02-11-13
    Tanya 02-11-13
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    "Seth has a very engaging voice!"
    What made the experience of listening to Deconverted the most enjoyable?

    Seth's voice keeps you interested. He know exactly how to keep an audience interested.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seth


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

    His voice, his excitement, his passion.


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

    Yes


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anatoli Brisbane, Australia 01-08-13
    Anatoli Brisbane, Australia 01-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fascinating"
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    Anyone expensing doubts about their religion should listen to this. I never experienced hard core indoctrination and of the indoctrination I have, I have only done so at the hands of my grand and grand grand parents. I had become an atheist long before my 18th birthday this was long before Mr Dawkins, The God Delusion. I found this look at an early life of of someone in a strongly religious family and the De-conversion is truly FASCINATING.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>On the over note Seth um can you narrate some over books ........ please?

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Fine Lakeview, AR 01-29-13
    Craig Fine Lakeview, AR 01-29-13
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    "Excellent story! "

    Nobody tells it better than Seth Andrews. He keeps your attention, and Seth is very relatable to just about everyone.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn NM, United States 01-27-13
    Glenn NM, United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not stop listening!"

    Seth has a gift. He is a wonder narrator and brings an engaging, interesting, thought provoking audio book for the world to read. This book, although only four ish hours long, (I didn't want it to end).. is very informative and perfectly balanced, easy to listen too, and brings to light how The Thinking Atheist came to be. Religious people take heed: The internet is the new god. Your beliefs are eventually too fade, and science will, eventually, take over as the truth that it is. Seth Andrews is going to help change the world.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ross 01-18-13
    Ross 01-18-13
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    "A quick guide to reason."
    What did you love best about Deconverted?

    Do you believe? Did you believe? Do you have questions? This book is a firecracker in the middle of a sleeping flock, a shot in the arm of 'new' atheism. Accessible and comprehensive, entertaining and informative, fun and sincere, Seth's book yells 'Wake up and smell the cheese people'.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The litany of bible atrocities.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A lot of laughs, facepalms, sighs and 'amen's!


    Any additional comments?

    Can you 'read' this, comprehend it, study its references and still believe?

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michael G 07-10-17
    Michael G 07-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great audio book on an important issue."

    It was very thought-provoking and he makes clear points as he goes. I especially liked the summary in the last chapter.

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    Loay Abu-Husein 06-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A cathartic view into a the journey to atheisim"

    Syth Andrews story and audio performance are excellent. I couldn't stop until I was done. he left me wanting more.

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    David Woodward 05-31-17
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    "An outsiders perspective"
    Would you try another book from Seth Andrews and/or Seth Andrews?

    Yes


    Would you ever listen to anything by Seth Andrews again?

    Yes


    What about Seth Andrews’s performance did you like?

    His reading, tone, cadence, delivery... whatever you want to call it... it was very good. I would expect no less from someone with his experience/background in radio.


    Do you think Deconverted needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No - it's an autobiography about a specific portion of the author's life. There's nothing more to tell about that portion of his life as far as I can see.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not an Atheist (the author would probably say "yet"), and I haven't listened to/read enough content on this subject to give a good review. But, for someone just looking for an introduction into the mindset of an Atheist I'd say it does a fairly good job.<br/><br/>You could say I read/listened to this book by accident. I failed to notice it was an autobiography. I was expecting a book that would guide someone on their journey away from their religion more than an autobiography about someone's journey - that's my fault for not noticing it was in the "Biographies section". But, that being the case, I could have done without about a third of the book. Specifically the parts describing his experience and background in radio.<br/><br/>So, I doubt my perspective/opinion is all that sought after. The target demographic is probably more along the line of fans of the author's work who want to hear the story of his journey. But, if by some chance this review reaches a Christian's eyes, and you're not well on your way to becoming an Atheist (or at least agnostic), then take note that you may very well find it difficult to finish the book.<br/><br/>There are several moments when I had to reassure myself I wasn't going to get struck by lightning just not having turned the radio off after having heard some of the words and phrases he uses to describe the God/religion I've believed in my entire life (though not "worshiping" to the extent many of my fellow Christians would like). Usually in those moments I felt guilty for having put money in his pockets and furthered his message by purchasing this book. But, if having done so was "a sin", then the damage was done - so I kept on listening.<br/><br/>In the end I suppose it was worthwhile. I didn't really hear a lot that I hadn't already heard. And, it didn't offer much along the lines of comfort for someone who often skates on the edge of losing their faith - though perhaps it would give encouragement to nudge a "closet Atheist" out into the open. But, it did offer some insights into the mindset of Atheists.<br/><br/>I can now say I better understand why some Atheists become activists with a sense of duty to abolish religion. Not that I condone it (there aren't many causes that I feel justify activism), but I at least understand where they're coming from now.

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    Aaron 03-05-17
    Aaron 03-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Genius!"

    Seth Andrews is amazing! His expression, his writing, his connection with the fellow people. Absolutely floors me! I hope there is more to come with his writing skills.

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