In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes the reader from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, where he stopped fasting on Yom Kippur to test God's existence, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America's secular activist community and remains one of its most beloved leaders. Never one to shy from controversy, Silverman relates many of his high-profile battles with the Religious Right, including his decision to run for governor of South Carolina to challenge the state's constitutional provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office. Candidate Without a Prayer offers an intimate portrait of a central player in today's increasingly heated culture wars. It will be sure to charm both believers and nonbelievers alike, and will lead all those who care about the separation of church and state to give thanks.
"Religious and irreligious people alike can learn from this book lessons about tolerance, freedom of expression, good manners, goodwill, and the importance of not stereotyping but the lessons are not presented in a holier-than-thou tone, as is often the case in the religion vs. science debate."--Review: Foreword Magazine
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 15th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.567