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This Atheist Makes Over $100,000 A Year Selling Bibles

02/05/2015 02:00 pm ET | Updated Feb 06, 2015

Trevor McKendrick was surveying the offerings for Spanish Bible Apps when he noticed that they were all "low quality." Knowing that a vibrant market existed for such an App, the Mormon-raised Utah resident decided to create his own, naming it La Biblia. There was only one small detail that could prove to be problematic: the very person setting out to provide digital Bibles to the masses was a self-identifying atheist.

But that hasn't impacted business, McKendrick told HuffPost Live on Thursday. While news of his renounced faith has started to be reported on, the app has continued to turn a strong profit, with over $100,000 a year in past revenue.

"Quite frankly, the reaction's been much larger than I had anticipated, but that said, I'm not too worried about it," he told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "People really like the product, so I think we'll be just fine."

McKendrick takes pride in how positively reviewed his App's been, making it easier to reconcile his faith with his business.

"What a lot of Christian people have actually told me is that God works in mysterious ways and I'm just another way of getting it out there," he said. "...The way I justify it is people actually really like the product, and people are really grateful it."

Watch the full interview with Trevor McKendrick in the HuffPost Live clip above.

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