One of these books, about life and death and what might happen after, had a quote from atheist par excellence Richard Dawkins. He expressed how good it was that people were finally facing up to existential issues by using the answers science has to offer.
I was struck by the irony of being a person of religion recommending a book that Richard Dawkins commends.
If my experience of being a young Christian, and then an avowed atheist, and now a Buddhist priest, has taught me anything - it is that there is no final word on these questions of meaning, on these issues of life and death. What is important to me now is not having an answer that I can rest upon in moments of crisis, or that I can tweet to all my followers, but to try to live in the question.