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Chris writes narrative nonfiction that explores how we tell our stories, how we talk about complicated and deeply personal things, and how we seek to understand one another. He is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious (Beacon Press, 2012), "an intimate and deeply affecting portrait… [that] proves [he is] an activist in the truest sense and one to watch" (Booklist, Starred Review). He has also contributed essays to a number of books and has written for publications including Salon, The Guardian, CNN, MSNBC, The Advocate, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, and The Washington Post. Chris previously worked at Harvard and Yale and is currently writing a book on messiness and vulnerability.

Three things your should know about Chris:
- Details magazine named Chris one of "five next-gen gurus who are disrupting religion's status quo" and Mic called him "the millennial who's busting every stereotype about atheists." But, best of all, after he appeared on Fox News's now-cancelled The O'Reilly Factor the Internet gave him the nickname "Atheist Daddy," which might be the only good thing to have ever come out of that show.
- According to Wikipedia Chris is "a devout twitter user, fan of Britney Spears and Ciara, and maintains an active gay twitter following."
- Chris has a dog named Tuna and adopting her might be the best thing that's ever happened to him.

Five books that Chris loves:
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
No House to Call My Home by Ryan Berg
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Find Chris:
Facebook: Chris Stedman
Twitter: @ChrisDStedman
Instagram: @chrisdstedman