Coming Out Atheist

  • by Greta Christina
  • Narrated by Greta Christina
  • 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Coming out as an atheist is a powerful, liberating act. It makes life better for you, for other atheists, and for the world. But telling people you're an atheist can be risky. What are the best ways to do it? And how can we help each other take this step?
In this compassionate, friendly, down-to-earth how-to guide, popular author of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless and blogger Greta Christina, offers concrete strategies and guiding philosophies for coming out as an atheist. Based on hundreds of coming-out stories, the book offers a map of the territory atheists are likely to encounter and ideas on how to pick the path that's best for you.
This accessible, empathetic guide reflects a wide range of coming-out experiences. It includes dedicated chapters on:


Family
Friends
Spouses and Partners
Work
The Internet
Parents
Students
Conservative Communities
The Already Marginalized
And much more
For atheists who are already out, it gives practical ideas on how to help others join you in the sunlight. And for atheists who are on the fence, it offers guidance on making that decision - and gentle encouragement to take that step.
Inspiring and realistic, kind and powerful, Coming Out Atheist is the much-needed guidebook atheists have been waiting for.

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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely Perfect

If you could sum up Coming Out Atheist in three words, what would they be?

Informative, Inspiring, Brilliant


What did you like best about this story?

This book really lays out a great case for why we should, if we feel safe, come out atheist. It's extremely well-written, extremely well laid-out, and a very good read. And then, of course, you have this audiobook, read incredibly well by Greta Christina. She's always been great at live speaking, and hearing her read is even more of a treat.


Which character – as performed by Greta Christina – was your favorite?

As this is non-fiction, this doesn't really apply.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

(Same as subtitle)


Any additional comments?

I recommend this highly, even to believers.

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- NateHevens

Addresses Major Issues Head On

If you could sum up Coming Out Atheist in three words, what would they be?

On point.


What other book might you compare Coming Out Atheist to and why?

Greta's book "Why are You Atheists So Angry" is definitely the right companion to this book. This book is more for atheists, though the religious can gain a lot from it too. This other book is the reverse, theists can learn a lot from it, though highly recommended for atheists too. Greta is unwilling to let any tough issue go, be it sexism in atheism or the harm done even by the most benign liberal religions.


Which character – as performed by Greta Christina – was your favorite?

Greta performed herself admirably, of course! Her narration is excellent, and it feels like she's talking with you the entire time. She has an excellent voice, and listening to her is very enjoyable.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Many of the stories Greta tells are very powerful, and often very funny. But the discussion of some of the real troubles in the atheist community can be hard.


Any additional comments?

Greta is on point. She addresses atheism not just for white guys like myself, but for all people, men and women, White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, cis, trans, gay, straight, etc. Highly recommended for all atheists to listen too, and religious people too, to understand the different perspectives we all have on atheism and being atheists.

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- Zhuge

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-16-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios