If you are a reader, and looking for good reading lists, then it comes as no surprise to you that most science books have a very hard time with the idea of God. But I still like reading them... Because all the way up to the point where the author embarks on information unknown, they are sharing some fascinating science! Here are three books by people who are not believers in God as we know him... but I enjoy what they do have to say and have learned a great deal about the world and universe in which I live. However, fear not, none of it comes close to make me question my belief in God.
So I submit a few of my favorites:
An Optimists Tour of the Future: Wonderful read! Written by Stevenson, British, educated and a comedian. You'll tour some of the most exciting things science has to offer - or are about to offer, or might offer! This book will date fast I fear, as some of the material becomes old news, or fades away into irrelevancy due to the fact these theories could never be made real or practical. I particularly enjoyed the not so sensationalist look at global warming, along with how Star Trek beaming things up might actually be able to happen. I'm not kidding... there are people who are describing the theory of how that might work.
At the Edge of Uncertainty: Michael Brooks is not afraid to dive into the ethical and practical issues with uncertain science. People in labs want nothing more than to push the limit of what we know. Others looking on believe there are some things that should never be tried... follow the journey of issues that the author calls "the edge of uncertainty".
A Brief History of Time: To begin any chance of having good conversation with scientists that can't understand anyone believing in God - then I think you have to try and read this Stephen Hawking's book. It's not a light read, and I had to follow along with pen and paper to get some of the ideas he expands...
My next reading list will be to share some of my favorite biographies. But combining that list with this one - I'll add here the Albert Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson.