Book cover

That’s a book cover.  Which means… there is a book coming out! 

“I Sold My Soul on eBay” is currently slated for release April 17, 2007.

What is the book about?  I detail my journey from Jainism to atheism and explain what I find as I visit churches across the country.  These churches are in small towns and large cities.  Some you’ve never heard of and others you see on TV every week.  (Well, at least I watch them on TV…)

The questions that are answered include: What does an atheist find as he goes to the different types of churches?  What can a church do to bring in people who are non-believers?  What exactly is Jainism?  And many more!

The book can be pre-ordered through the websites below:


Random House

There will be more information on this in the coming months, but I’m glad I can announce it here first.


[tags]I Sold My Soul on eBay, Hemant Mehta, Random House, Waterbrook Press, Amazon, Jainism, atheist, atheism, Christianity[/tags]

  • becky

    Good for you! I’ll be keeping an eye out for it, as April creeps closer.

  • Merrie

    Hemant- You’re an inspiration!
    I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  • Delta

    Good luck with the book!

  • Jenna


    I had no idea you were writing a book (I’ve been gone for a year in Europe, which puts you out of touch with pretty much all news) but I’m super happy for you! I’m definitely pre-ordering my copy.

    Good luck!


  • Jena

    yey u have a book!
    wanna know whats funny?
    Jackies a librian ( i so spelled that wrong)
    and you write books.. which go in libriaries.
    lol =]

    kay bye!

  • Rational_Human

    Hi, Hemant,
    I am from India.
    I thought Jainism itself is atheistic like Buddhism.
    What did you find in Jainism which needed rejection by an atheist like you?

  • Hemant

    Rational_Human– Thanks for the comment. You’re right that Jainism has no creator God. However, there is still a large amount of supernatural beliefs (reincarnation, becoming a deity, prayer) that I didn’t agree with, which is why I couldn’t call myself a Jain anymore. Hope that answers your question.
    – Hemant

  • Rational_Human

    Yeah, I understand.
    I suppose all religions have this flaw that all start with a good intent but the intent is soon forgotten and gets immersed under a pile of rubbish generated out of stagnation.
    However, we atheists, should thank both Mahavira and Gauthama for their bold deviations from the god-based religion to an ethic-based religion almost 2500 years back.
    And when I find people of today finding it so difficult to reject the god-based religions in order to adapt more Value Based Religion I really appreciate the work of Mahavira and Gauthama and also the people who accepted, understood and followed them in that ancient past in the oriental world.
    I also doubt, there might have been a few like them in the western world too, but they might have been crucified without even leaving a trace…

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