FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — BOOK LAUNCH, MOM, DAD, I’M AN ATHEIST: THE GUIDE TO COMING OUT AS A NON-BELIEVER
It’s official! My new book, Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-Believer, is now available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon. Within the next month or so, it’ll be made more widely available for iBooks, the Nook, etc.
In Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist, I discuss what it means to be “out” as an atheist in one’s personal and professional lives, as well as share some best practices for handling conflicts that may result from religions discussions. The book also includes the testimonials of six atheists from varying regions and backgrounds sharing their de-conversion in hopes of helping other non-believers who might be facing similar circumstances.
But, as I try to make clear throughout the book, it’s not only a guide for atheists who come from religious families and have as a result been afraid to voice a lack of faith. In the book, I also discuss the importance of establishing a sense of community among like-minded individuals and share ideas about how to talk about religion in a civil and respectful manner, topics that can be important to the most seasoned heathens. The book also includes a directory, which lists helpful secular organizations, websites, and social networks, and a chapter of Frequently Asked Questions, where I address everything from Pascal’s Wager to the Meaning of Life.
Amazon link (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Dad-Im-Atheist-Non-believer/dp/1908675047/
Amazon link (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Dad-Atheist-Non-believer-ebook/dp/B00AQ419BO/
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From the back of the book:
This essential guide to coming-out as a non-believer has been written to make it easier for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, and non-believers of all ages and backgrounds to be open about their non-religiosity while minimizing the negative interactions in familial, social, and professional circles.
As a survival guide for non-believers who wish to come out, this book provides advice and resources for those interested in publically rejecting religious dogma as well as real stories from non-believers who have experienced coming-out to less-than-supportive family or friends.
Whether you’re new to disbelief and looking for the cleanest possible break from your former faith or you’re a lifelong atheist who wants to establish a sense of community with like-minded people, this guide provides useful resources including: tips for handling potential conflicts with believers, the author’s answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on behalf of believers, and numerous references to support groups, services, and advocacy organizations dedicated to non-theists.
From dealing with grief from a secular perspective to handling potential clashes in religious worldviews between significant others, this book offers multiple perspectives from non-religious individuals who have generously shared their experiences to help those atheists who may find themselves in similar situations.
About the author:
David G. McAfee is a journalist, a religious studies scholar, and author of Disproving Christianity and other Secular Writings. He is a columnist for Canadian Freethinker Magazine and a contributor to American Atheist Magazine. Mr. McAfee attended University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with a dual-degree in English and Religious Studies with an emphasis on Christianity and Mediterranean religions. After experiencing discrimination within the American public education system as a result of his secular activism, David G. McAfee sought to publish Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist to help those who fear similar professional or familial consequences to their public non-belief.