I myself am an atheist as well as a Unitarian Universalist, and I found Faitheist incredibly inspiring, both as a manifesto for atheist interfaith work, and as a human story of changing belief and perspective. I often find myself agreeing with many New Atheist critiques of mainstream religion, as well as pluralistic messages of interfaith understanding and engagement, and Faitheist helped me resolve the conflicted feelings about religion and interfaith work I still, to a certain degree, hold.
As a Filipino-American, I was raised and culturally identify with Catholicism. Having grown up in Arizona, Guam and the Philippines — Christianity was the religion I was surrounded by and became intimately familiar with. Though a non-believer from an early age, I was curious about other faith traditions. So I declared Religious Studies my major in college and went on to study Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and so forth.