The Belief Book: Explaining Religion to Children


10364030_1393137554329406_7103723018576528826_nWhat is belief and why is it so important? Where did it come from and what does it do? This book answers all of those questions and more! David G. McAfee, an author who studies religions, teamed up with writer and illustrator Chuck Harrison to create The Belief Book. No matter how old or how young you are, this easy-to-read book can help you learn more about religions and gods and beliefs in general. It will also teach you about something called The Scientific Method, which is how we learn new things about the world! By the time you’re done reading you will know the answers to some of life’s biggest questions, but more importantly you will see why your questions, and all questions for that matter, are so important. This book is the first in a series of books all about belief, gods, and religion. The fully illustrated and interactive Belief Book is for readers and thinkers of all ages, including kids and kids at heart.

The Belief Book – Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: Where can I get The Belief Book?

A: The Belief Book is currently available on Amazon ( and other bookseller sites in paperback and Kindle editions. In the near future, it will also be available on iTunes, Google Play, etc. The audiobook, produced by David Smalley of Dogma Debate Radio, will be announced soon.

Q: What is the target age range?

A: From age six to 1006. If you’re 1007, we’re really very sorry. Seriously: The Belief Book is advertised for grades three and up, but it is designed to be good for adults, too! Parents can also read the book to younger children who may have questions about beliefs but not the ability to read it for themselves.

Q: Are there going to be sequels?

A: Yes! Dave and Chuck are already hard at work on the second installment of the Belief series which is all about gods, from the ancient to the modern. After that they’ll be making a third book all about religions.

Q: Is this a book for indoctrinating children into atheism?

A: No. The Belief Book is not an “atheist children’s book.” It’s a book for kids about the origins of belief and religion—atheism is not mentioned.

Q: Do you hate religion?

A: No! We love learning about religions and their histories and that’s what this book is all about. We want to help children understand belief systems from an academic and cultural perspective.

Q: What else has David and Chuck done?

A: David has written two other books, Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer and Disproving Christianity and other Secular Writings. He’s also an editor for Ockham Publishing and a frequent contributor to American Atheist Magazine.

Chuck wrote and drew NewBot and The Daily Comic for DC Comics, as well as the interactive Rayola comic for Color Ink Book. He makes the Swedge Tales comic for Rochester, New York’s South Wedge Quarterly and is the author of Recovery for Richard Dolan Press. Chuck is also a contributing writer to the Thought Catalog and Real Talk sites.

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One Response to The Belief Book: Explaining Religion to Children

  1. But there are monsters: atheists with power.

    Like Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse Dung who murdered their own people by the bushel, aka the worst genocides in human history.

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