Former Pentecostal preacher turned atheist Jerry Dewitt talked about his book, Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey From Belief to Atheism, in which he recalls his loss of faith and the succeeding termination of his relationship with his wife, friends, and parishioners in DeRidder, Louisiana. He talked about evolving new practices for a profound moral life and the concept of cultural Christianity. Jerry Dewitt spoke at Garden District Bookshop in New Orleans. He was joined by his co-author, Ethan Brown.