What are the best recommended books by Sam Harris?

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    #1The God Delusion

    The God Delusion
    The God Delusion is a book by Richard Dawkins that tells the how Dawkins analyzed the existence of God. He presented different approach like logical, historical and biblical, just to prove that the belief in God is wrong. 

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    Ignacio Solano
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Being a fairly religious person, I do not think this book would be for me. I am not knocking the writer by any means at all and I am sure it's very persuasive and professionally edited, but I just do not feel it would be something I would want to read. "
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    #2I Am That

    I Am That

    I Am That is a book by  Sri Nisargadatta Mahara. It is a compilation of all the teachings of the author himself. He is one of the greatest sages in India. His teachings are mostly about the human sufferings and how to end it. 


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    Cheshta Lobo
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book will give you a whole new outlook on life and spirituality. I think this is a great gift for anyone that enjoys meditation and alternative healing, holistic therapy and spirituality. "
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    #3Blind Watchmaker

    Blind Watchmaker

    The world-wide acclaimed work by Richard Dawkins about the evolution written since The Origin of Species offers an accessible perspective to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all times. 


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    Adriana Castro
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is such a great classic that I read all the time. It's scientific aspects alone are worth buying it! You can learn so much."
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    #4In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is the story of a murder, and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. This book transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

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    Joe Green
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a great book. Sam Harris made a great recommendation with this book. This book has everything you need to keep me in suspense. I really enjoyed it!"
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    Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes and ideas on Stoic philosophy. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length, from only one sentence, to long paragraphs. 


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    Rachel Coleman
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Who is Sam Harris? The book s/he recommends is a good book and is very interesting, but where does Sam Harris make this recommendation? Note: there is a youtube video entitled "Sam Harris On Stoicism". Maybe that is where Sam Harris recommends this book, since Marcus Aurelius wrote "Meditations" and is known for his Stoic philosophy. Whether or not this book is a "best recommended book by Sam Harris" is up in the air, since someone would have to know of all the recommendations ever made by Sam Harris."
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    #6The Concept of Mind

    The Concept of Mind
    The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle is a philosophical novel originally published in 1949. This book tackles the illusion of the "mind" supported by logical errors. Its first edition was released by the University of Chicago Press.

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    #7DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    DMT: The Spirit Molecule is a science fiction book written by Rick Strassman which examines the effects of a powerful psychedelic called DMT which can produce near-death and mystical experiences to those who took the drug.


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    Frank Jordan
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A must read for anyone into consciousness research, psychedelic shamanism, alternative spirituality, religious studies, modern occultism, neuroscience and a few dozen other disciplines. Highly interesting and thought provoking, this is one of my favorite books on the subject."
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    #8The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    This Richard Dawkins' book on evolution explains how it is genes, rather than individuals, that are truly in charge of evolution of species, which would be the reason why two individuals who are very close genetically tend to act selflessly with the other. 


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    Sara Welch
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book offered a very different point of view of how evolution can be explained. It also addresses the nature versus nurture question of evolution and how people become who they are. This book takes the side of the gene determining evolution and not the individual - a new and refreshing approach to genetic study."
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    #9A Universe from Nothing

    A Universe from Nothing

    A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing is a non-fiction book by theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. It discusses the concept of how the universe was created from nothing.


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    Kevin Elliott
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A Universe from Nothing is a very great read for someone that has always been confused about the big bang theory and how the universe was created from nothing. I found this book to be quite enlightening and a great read for anyone with a scientifically inclined mind. "
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    #10Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

    Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

    Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon is a non-fiction book by Daniel C. Dennett, first published in 2006. It seeks to explain the principle of religion as a social construct brought about by the evolution of human psychology.


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    Walter Allen
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I love collecting books of different religions, and I also collect books like this that examines religion from a scientific point of view. I like learning about different cultures, and developing a basic understanding of differences, and this is a nice addition to further it."


Best What are the best recommended books by Sam Harris
1The God DelusionBooks 24 Paid
2I Am ThatBooks 23 Paid
3Blind WatchmakerBooks 22 Paid
4In Cold BloodBooks 20 Paid
5MeditationsBooks 19 Paid
6The Concept of MindBooks 17 Paid
7DMT: The Spirit MoleculeBooks 17 Paid
8The Selfish GeneBooks 16 Paid
9A Universe from NothingBooks 10 Paid
10Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural PhenomenonBooks 5 Paid

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