Life Driven Purpose: How An Atheist Finds Meaning by Dan BarkerLife Driven Purpose: How An Atheist Finds Meaning by Dan Barker

Life Driven Purpose: How An Atheist Finds Meaning

byDan BarkerForeword byDaniel C. Dennett

Paperback | April 1, 2015

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Every thinking person wants to lead a life of meaning and purpose. For thousands of years, holy books have told us that such a life is available only through obedience and submission to some higher power. Today, the faithful keep popular devotionals and tracts within easy reach on bedside tables and mobile devices, all communicating this common message: “Life is meaningless without God.” In this volume, former pastor Dan Barker eloquently, powerfully, and rationally upends this long-held belief. Offering words of enrichment, emancipation, and inspiration, he reminds us how millions of atheists lead happy, loving, moral, and purpose-filled lives. Practicing what he preaches, he also demonstrates through his own personal journey that life is valuable for its own sake—that meaning and purpose come not from above, but from within.
Dan Barker, a former evangelical minister, is copresident of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, cohost of Freethought Radio, and cofounder and board member of the Clergy Project. He is the author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists. A widely sought-after lecturer, debater, and performer, ...
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Title:Life Driven Purpose: How An Atheist Finds MeaningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Pitchstone PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939578213

ISBN - 13:9781939578211

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“Dan Barker has cleverly reversed the arrows of purpose so they fly from the bows of life instead of raining down from an imaginary archer in the sky.”  —Victor J. Stenger, author, God: The Failed Hypothesis