God
A Handbook for the Disbeliever


by Gordon Massman

150 Pages, 7 x 10

Library of Congress Control Number:  2017947377

ISBN:  978-1-63045-033-5

Publication Date:  08/21/2017

Press Release

HD Cover for Reviews

Cover Art:  St. Peter's in Rome: Explosion of Mystical Faith
by © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2017

   


Click below to purchase from your favorite store:

Buy from Amazon   Buy from Barnes and Noble
Buy from IndieBound    Buy from Small Press Distribution

Buy from Amazon UK   Buy from Amazon CA   Buy from Amazon DE   Buy from Amazon FR   Buy from Amazon JP   Buy from Amazon CN   Buy from Amazon ES

Buy from Amazon IT   Buy from Amazon AU    Buy from Amazon BR   Buy from Amazon IN   Buy from Amazon MX   Buy from Amazon NL

independent bookstore locations  espresso book machine locations  open library page


For decades, a certain photograph—I don't know who took the picture—has been lodged in my mind of an ash-smeared, half-naked, crazed-looking man peering through a thicket of brambles in what might be called The Wilderness of No God. He looks tragically alone, bereft, cut loose from the comforting anchors of religious faith, and yet he seems surprisingly tranquil. In this collection, I have transcribed the poems—I think of them as songs—which I believe this man sings in the depths of his heart. Yes, his Mystical Faith Exploded in the Midst of a Cathedral, but after years of wandering, he has found joy, coherence, cohesion—his voice. I have titled this book God: A Handbook for the Disbeliever because I think of it as a comforting treasury of verses for all of us who travel this treacherous journey of life alone.