An inveterate doubter for most of her adult life, award-winning journalist Barbara Falconer Newhall embarks upon a quest to find a way to believe in God in the twenty-first century. The result is Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith, which details her years-long search for the Divine in the lives of radically diverse Americans—from a fundamentalist Christian activist to a progressive Muslim leader to a Hindu classical dancer. Newhall presents the deeply personal stories of a score of Americans encountered on her journey—believers, skeptics, contemplatives, activists. She also reports on the progress of her own rocky spiritual journey and how ultimately she arrives at a place of surrender to the universe's enduring mystery.
Veteran journalist Barbara Falconer Newhall was a staffer at Good Housekeeping magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times.