Books, Blogs, and Podcasts, Oh My!

Books

Parenting Beyond Belief is a wonderful collection of essays on secular parenting from more than 25 parents, educators, scientists, and others.  Conributors include Richard Dawkins, Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, and Michael Shermer. Dale McGowan, lead author and editor, ties the essays together into chapters covering topics such as fostering curiosity about the natural world, navigating the religious extended family, and finding freethinking community.  There's even an essay about Camp Quest! 

Raising Freethinkers by Dale McGowan, Molleen Matsumura, Amanda Metskas, and Jan Devor is a practical companion volume to Parenting Beyond Belief.  This book features questions and answers, resources, and activities on topics ranging from promoting creativity to talking about death.  Many chapters include activities that we use at Camp Quest. 

 

Blogs, Podcasts, and Other Online Resources

Over the last few years a number of excellent blogs, podcasts, forums, and other online resources for freethinking parents have emerged.  Here are a few of our favorites:

Start with these resources, and they will point you to a whole host of other books, blogs, podcasts, and other freethinking goodies.