You Can Now Pre-Order A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God

For more than a year now, I’ve been posting videos from Chris Johnson who has been working on a multimedia book about atheists called A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God.

That book, which is now available for pre-order, will be released on January 1.

I decided to travel through the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and put together a book of photographic portraits. From the airline pilot, to the musician, I wanted to document my fellow atheists and ask them what brings meaning and joy to their lives. The goal of the book was to visually capture the diversity of non-believers and the ways they maintain a better life, not in spite of their atheism, but because of it.

You can get a glimpse of the pages of the book on Chris’ site. It looks absolutely beautiful. More than something you set on a coffee table and never look at again, it’s the sort of book that makes you want to meet the people you’re reading about because they’re just so welcoming and happy. I was thrilled to be a part of it and I can’t wait for this project, two years in the making, to finally come to fruition.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Holy shit….That is not a cheap book. $49.99 or $59.99 if you want it autographed.

    • Boolapalooza

      It’s not just a book, it’s a piece of art. It’s a 250page hardcover collection of gorgeous full color photographs by a very talented artist. You get what you pay for.

      • Jasper

        Not to mention the production costs of such a photo-oriented book would be higher (as opposed to simple paperback text).

  • Dal Bryn

    Think this one will make Oprah’s book club?

    • Capt Dingleberry

      I suggested to Chris to send her a copy in his last Kickstarter update. Just not my copy.

  • Andi GreyScale

    Damn, I wish you could pre-order an ebook version of it. =(