PRAISE FOR WILLIAM HARWOOD'S BOOKS God, Jesus and the Bible: The Origin and Evolution of Religion God, Jesus and the Bible is like eating your favorite fruit all over again-only with the addition of new insightful material in the endnotes. Like his former book, he treats both Judaism and Christianity with ...
PRAISE FOR WILLIAM HARWOOD'S BOOKS
God, Jesus and the Bible:
The Origin and Evolution of Religion
God, Jesus and the Bible is like eating your favorite fruit all over again-only with the addition of new insightful material in the endnotes. Like his former book, he treats both Judaism and Christianity with a wholly skeptical and scholarly perspective.
Bernard Katz, American Rationalist
The Protestant Bible Correctly Translated
Harwood's translations are always provocative, and occasionally he could not resist making them satirical. The example I like the best is Colossians 4:18: "May the force be with you." Translating the verse as the most famous saying in the Star Wars movies serves to remind the reader that believing the Bible's fairy tales actually happened outside human brains is as silly as believing the people in Star Wars actually did exist in a galaxy far, far away.
Richard Bozarth, Secular Humanist Press
The Autobiography of God
If books were beasts, this odd, hybrid volume would count among the stranger ones, up there with such wonders as the platypus and the golden mole. Why? Well, this animal runs on three legs. The first leg is that of postmodernism, a compound of such devices as multiple points of view and unreliable narration. The second is an intriguing mixture of history, theology and anthropology. The third is science fiction, which provides an imaginative and curious background as well as much of the book's narrative energy. Given its strange method of locomotion it covers a surprising amount of ground, and does so remarkably fleetly.
Norman Pridmore, Freethinker
Tales of Two Hypnotists
This book contains two separate novels of hypnotists and their use of the pseudo-scientific method of hypnotism for economic gain. The author writes from a perspective that makes it evident that he has an extensive knowledge of hypnotism and those involved in this profession on a daily basis. Leland Ruble, Freethought Perspective
Pope Ratzinazi and the Faux News Gestapo
Harwood's latest collection of his many essays used to be called a "straphanger's book" because each of his essays is short enough, terse enough, and enlightened enough to be easily read and enjoyed while hanging onto a strap of a bus, trolley or elevated train as you rode to your destination. Harwood's "straphanger's" book has it all: satire, irony, sarcasm, cynicism, acrimony-and great insights. By all means you must own this one.
Bernard Katz, Midwest Book Review
Uncle Yeshu, Messiah
One of the tragic problems grimly threatening our society and our freedoms today is the inescapable reality that most people do NOT want to be informed; they want to be entertained. Thus in many respects we are little different from the swarms of uninformed, childishly minded dupes for the Yeshus of those centuries ago. Pomp, pageantry, and glittering ritual do not a God create, nor fables a Savior. Do yourself favor. Get your copy of Uncle Yeshu, Messiah today.
Jack Truett, Pagan Palaver
Catalogue of Publications and Excerpts
There are numerous letters to the media that expose the author as most likely one of the foremost freethought writers in this current era. His unlimited knowledge of almost any subject he chooses to discuss, criticize, or expose, is a pleasure to read.
Leland Ruble, Freethought Perspective
The Complete Mycenaean Chronicle
The book's commentary spans far more than the Trojan War. Sly integration of American slogans and Christian verse make the novel an absolutely scathing criticism and condemnation of American policy, right-wing conservatism, and Christianity. This novel is profane, raucous, bawdy, at times obscene, and definitely not for the prudish, but it is a thought provoking and entertaining read for anyone with an open mind.
Amanda Speight, Historicalnovelsociety.org