April 14, 2007
Selling Your Soul, Living to Write About It
Hemant's book, I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes, comes out today. Everyone should buy a copy, but not because I'm telling you to. Under normal circumstances, that's probably enough, but Hemant is one of the most creative, intelligent, funny persons I've had the pleasure of knowing and calling a friend. Just over a year ago, Hemant auctioned off the chance to save his soul on eBay, promising to attend one hour of church for every $10 that was raised (proceeds going to an Atheist charity). A winning bid of $504 secured Hemant's spot at 50 church services. This book is about his experience. Whether you are a person of faith wishing to look into the respectful and funny mind of an atheist, or one of the more godless variety that wants to know how one of your own fared in the world of God, this will be an enjoyable read.