Jan 3, 2013

New 'Faitheist' Blurbs

Below are three new blurbs for Faitheist, from Mary Johnson (author of An Unquenchable Thirst), Hemant Mehta (author ofThe Young Atheist's Survival Guide and I Sold My Soul on eBay), and Janet W. Hardy (co-author of The Ethical Slut, among many others). Check them out, along with others, on the "Praise" page of this site, which is regularly updated with new content.

"In a country where polarized views come standard, none is more contentious than religion. As an atheist, Chris Stedman understands this very well. Yet he still believes religious people will respond well to his message that we can all work together toward our common goals even when our core beliefs may come from very different places. What separates Chris from so many other atheists is that he succeeds. By focusing on conversation instead of conversion, Chris has helped many religious people realize that belief in God is not a prerequisite to being good. Building on his activism, Faitheist models why and how this approach can work for others, too." —Hemant Mehta, author of The Young Atheist's Survival Guide and I Sold My Soul on eBay

"Faitheist moved me as few books have lately. Chris Stedman’s honesty and courage spurred me to examine my own hesitancy to talk with believers about my atheism. This is a book, and an author, that people of goodwill everywhere need to pay attention to." —Mary Johnson, author of An Unquenchable Thirst

"My work in alternative relationships and Chris's in theology seem on the surface to have little in common, but in fact they share a common enemy within: the tempting, tantalizing need to be right. This need, as compelling and addictive as any other street drug, is the source of untold pain, conflict and hatred between individuals, nations and faiths. In Faitheist, Chris sets forth his own life path as he has relinquished his addiction to certainty (first as a Christian and then as an atheist), replacing it with kindness, respect and a dedication to mutual growth and happiness. Anybody who has ever been tempted toward fundamentalism of any stripe—by which I mean the belief that one worldview is right and all others are wrong—should read this book." —Janet W. Hardy, co-author of The Ethical Slut