To be honest, I never finished this book, I have too much respect for my brain to put it through such horrors, however I did read enough of it to get a fairly good understanding of why my uncle said it was the only book he felt comfortable about burning.
Evolutionary biologist and dream killer, Richard Dawkins, attempts to rebut the notion of God in his 2006 book The God Delusion. In ten chapters he lays out everything from what is wrong with religion (from the perspective of a atheist baby eater), to the roots of morality. It is passionate, well written, and informative, however, it has two spelling mistakes and one error in punctuation, making it's arguments difficult to take seriously.
In the beginning there was nothing except a grumpy old deity with a God complex, which is ironic because in this case He happens to be God. After an eternity of doing nothing, He decides to built a universe populated with billions of galaxies and trillions of stars only to ignore all that so he can focus his attention on what bipedal apes are doing with their genitalia.