Right off the top, there are the "classics:"
There are also several other really good books about confronting irrational belief:
These will get you started. I would also recommend watching The Atheist Experience, especially episodes with Matt Dillahunty and/or Tracie Harris, though all the folks who host that show know their stuff, up, down, and sideways, and they express themselves very well. You can find the show online or on YouTube.
If there is anything else you'd like help with, don't hesitate to give a shout.
Wow! What a trove - I have a few of those on my "Have Read" list, but now with your suggestions my "To Read" list will keep me occupied for a good while.
I think I'll start with "Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot!"
Thanks for the list.
If you haven't already run into Seth Andrews, trust me, you'll like him. He's a good guy, smart, but not full of himself, and with the gift of a storyteller. I met him once at an event here in NE Ohio, and I am here to tell you, Seth is for real.
Do please enjoy!
Great! After your testimony I found:
You'll also find a great deal of his work on YouTube under The Thinking Atheist. Thing is, Seth doesn't at all call HIMSELF that. It's more an idea he had: wanting people to, as he says, "Assume nothing, question everything, and start THINKING."
Thanks for the YouTube link. I just subscribed to his channel.
I think I'm going to borrow the motto "Assume nothing, question everything, and start THINKING."
Somehow, I don't think Seth will mind!
While I'm at it, back in the day, Seth used to make a BUNCH of hilarious religious send-up videos. The following is among the first he produced:
I'm rotfl. Its a gem.
These are good references.
I have a number to add