"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."
Publishers Weekly, Starred review.
"A riverflow of a book that gives voice to the reality of the modern world, which is multiphonic, skeptical, but also longing for deep meaning.
Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage and host of PBS's Global Spirit
"In Wrestling with God, Barbara Falconer Newhall . . . combines the best of gracefully practiced and written journalism with the best of a personal spiritual quest. With a persistent seeker's humbleness, she asks good questions of thoughtful people from an astonishing range of backgrounds . . . The result is both an encyclopedia of the ways that twenty-first-century Americans make sense of the universe and their place in it as well as a personal memoir of Newhall's own, continuing, spiritual journey.
Kay Campbell is a religion reporter with the Huntsville Times, Alabama Media Group
From the Back Cover
A Journalist's Search for a Way to Believe
How do diverse Americans find faith and live it? Journalist Barbara Falconer Newhall explores the journeys of many diverse believers, hearing their stories of encounters with God and the divine Along the way she meets many who share their accounts of faith and the loss of faith, including...
- An atheist who conducts and experiment on God
- A fundamentalist Christian who takes up political activism
- A pop songwriter who founds Muslims for Progressive Values
- A buddhist who embarks on a 650-mile bowing pilgrimage
- A World War II veteran who survives a forced march across Germany
- A Congregationalist minister who questions God's goodness
In a score of in-depth interviews with people from all walks of life--right and left, atheist and Christian, young and old--journalist Barbara Falconer Newhall incisively shows where these individuals find ultimate meaning
--Jana Reiss, author of Flunking Sainthood and the Twible