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:

Spouses and Partners
The Internet
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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All the Motivation You'll Need

When I asked Greta Christina to write and record for Audible “Why are You Atheists so Angry?” I had no idea the tremendous response it would get. It remains one of the best-selling books I’ve produced here at Audible.

“Coming Out Atheist” is a worthy successor. Greta reaches out to those who need encouragement and tells the experiences of those who took the plunge to let their friends, family and colleagues know what they really believe and who they truly are.

Greta is like a best friend offering, stories, advice, sympathy, and motivation to come out.
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- Susie "I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South.""

Repetive, over-long, with few insights

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Should be shorter, less repetitive, more incisive. Need some real insights from the author instead of just a collection of anecdotes.

Would you ever listen to anything by Greta Christina again?


What aspect of Greta Christina’s performance would you have changed?

More serious and less folksy presentation. Eliminate tiresome tone of self-absorbed amusement. Don't use rising inflection for declarative sentences.

Was Coming Out Atheist worth the listening time?

No, I couldn't finish it.

Any additional comments?

A big disappointment compared to her last book.

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- SmartBean

Book Details

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