“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” C.S. Lewis
3. Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis. In April of 1992, when I was a graduate student and professional musician, I first publicly proclaimed myself to be an atheist. This happened shortly after finishing a performance at a bar called “The Gin” in Oxford, Mississippi. Someone who overheard me calling myself an atheist pleaded with me to read this book. I read it nine years later. Make sure that your child doesn’t put off reading this one for nine years.