LFS Lending Library

The LFS Lending Library is available to all dues paying members. Contact the LFS librarian if you are interested in borrowing one of the books. Members are encouraged to donate atheist, skeptical, science, psychology, or religious texts to the LFS Lending Library.

Library Rules:

A request list will be kept by the librarian and the books will be lent on a first come first served basis. Only one book per member will be loaned at any given time. After four weeks the book will go back to the library and loaned to the next person on the list that requested it. If you have not finished it after two weeks and no one else has reserved it, you can borrow it for an additional four weeks providing you first present the book to the librarian. This is so that the librarian can verify that the book is not lost or damaged. If the book is lost or damaged, the member who borrowed it will be responsible for replacing it with a book of similar quality or to pay the librarian the current retail cost of the book.


LFS Lending Library Book List

Follow the links in the book titles to read the book description and reviews on Amazon.com.

  1. Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist – Dan Barker
  2. The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God – Dan Barker
  3. Born Believers: The Science of Children’s Religious Belief – Justin L. Barrett Ph.D.
  4. Massacre Of The Conestogas: On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County – Jack Brubaker
  5. The Hero With a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell
  6. How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie
  7. Silent Spring Rachel Carson
  8. Influence: Science and Practice – Robert B. Cialdini
  9. The Selfish GeneRichard Dawkins
  10. The Blind WatchmakerRichard Dawkins
  11. The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
  12. Climbing Mount Improbable Richard Dawkins
  13. River Out of Eden Richard Dawkins
  14. The Magic Of Reality: How We Really Know What’s Really True – Richard Dawkins
  15. Kinds of Minds Daniel C. Dennett
  16. Freedom Evolves Daniel C. Dennett
  17. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why – Bart Ehrman
  18. God’s Problem: How the bible fails to answer our most important question–why we suffer. –Bart Ehrman
  19. Good Without God: What a billion nonreligious people DO believe – Greg M. Epstein
  20. Letter to a Christian NationSam Harris
  21. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason – Sam Harris
  22. The Moral Landscape : How Science Can Determine Human Values – Sam Harris
  23. 50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a God Guy P. Harrison
  24. God Created The Integers: Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History – Stephen Hawking
  25. The Man Who Fed the World: And His Battle to End World Hunger – Leon Hesser
  26. God is Not Great: How religion Poisons Everything – Christopher Hitchens
  27. Inside Of A Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and KnowAlexandra Horowitz
  28. The Counter-Creationist Handbook– Mark Isaak
  29. Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism – Susan Jacoby
  30. The Age of American UnreasonSusan Jacoby
  31. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything your American History Textbook Got Wrong – James W Loewen
  32. They Called Me Mad: Genius, Madness, and the Scientists Who Pushed the Outer Limits of Knowledge John Monahan
  33. Humanism As The Next StepLloyd & Mary Morain
  34. The Age of ReasonThomas Paine
  35. The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs : The Best Minds in Paleontology Create a Portrait of the Prehistoric Era – Gregory Paul
  36. Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science – Massimo, Pigliucci
  37. The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture – Darrel W. Ray, Ed.D.
  38. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry – Jon Ronson
  39. The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God – Carl Sagan
  40. How to Think About Weird ThingsTheodore Schick, Jr. & Lewis Vaughn
  41. Evolution: A Scientific American Reader –  Scientific American
  42. How We Believe: The Search for God in the Age of Science – Michael Shermer
  43. The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – Michael Shermer
  44. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 billion Year History of the Human Body – Neil Shubin
  45. Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century -P.W. Singer
  46. The Great American Citizen Quiz: Can You Pass Your Own Country’s Citizen Test? – Solomon M. Skolnick
  47. God: The Failed Hypothesis – Victor J. Stenger
  48. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most – Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
  49. Understanding Abnormal Behavior: 8th Edition– David Sue / Derald Wing Sue / Stanley Sue
  50. Earth Science: 9th Edition – Tarbuck/Lutgens
  51. Death By Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries – Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  52. Imagine No Superstition: The Power to Enjoy Life With No Guilt, No Shame, No Blame  Stephen Frederick Uhl


Current Librarian:  Scott Rhoades

Please contact the librarian at librarian@lancasterfreethought.org  if you would like to borrow a book. The librarian will either bring the book to the next meeting or make arrangements with you to pick it up.

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