I had the honor and privilege of being a contributor to the upcoming book Beyond an Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self, edited by Tristan Vick and Jonathan MS Pierce.
Tristan offers this introduction to the book:
"The anthology, Beyond an Absence of Faith, collects the personal ‘deconversion’ stories of ex-religious believers. A deconversion story of the irreligious is the equivalent of the religious ‘testimony’ of faith. Just as with a ‘testimony’ which is a personal account of how one came to God or found faith, the deconversion story is the opposite account of how one lost faith and realized all the God-business just wasn’t for them.
What I like most about the book is that it’s not an attack on religion. It’s not a philosophical piece trying to deconstruct religion. It’s much more a reflective piece looking back on individual experiences collecting the personal stories from people from all walks of life who went from living a life steeped in religion to a life without it."
I’ll let you know how to get your hands on a copy of our book as soon as it comes out. Stay tuned!