Books about Humanism and Non-Religious Perspectives

Humanists UK has a comprehensive
list of recommended books

Some suggestions are also given below:

  • ‘Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress’ (2018) Steven Pinker
  • ‘Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom’ (2017) Andrew Copson
  • ‘The God Delusion: 10th Anniversary Edition’ (2016) Richard Dawkins
  • ‘The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism’ (2014) A C Grayling
  • ‘Humanism: A Very Short Introduction’ (2011) Stephen Law
  • ‘Atheism: A Very Short Introduction’ (2003) Julian Baggini
  • Humanism An Introduction by Jim HerrickHumanism: An Introduction by [Jim Herrick]
  • Modern Humanism: Living without Religion by Alfred Hobson and Neil Jenkins
  • On Humanism (Thinking in Action) by Richard Norman
  • Humanism, A Beginner’s Guide by Peter Cave
  • All in the Mind: Farewell to God by Ludovic Kennedy
  • God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
  • What Is Secular Humanism? by Paul Kurtz
  • Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness by A.C. Grayling
  • The End of the Affair by Sam Harris
  • The Good Book: A Secular BibleThe Good Book: A Secular Bible (Bloomsbury) by AC
Books related to major life events and coping with difficult times from a non-religious viewpoint:
  • Seasons of Life -Prose and Poetry for Secular Ceremonies and private Reflection Compiled by Nigel Collins 
  • Living with Death without God: stories and solace for non-religious mortals Paperback – 14 May 2023 by Valerie Jack
  • Non-Religious Pastoral Care – A Practical Guide by David Savage
  • Parenting without God: experiences of a Humanist mother by Jane Wynee Wilson
  • Sharing the future – A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Wedding Ceremonies by Jane Wynne Wilson
Humanists UK also has a Philosophers Group which produces pamphlets and books

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