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 chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • 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. =(