Left Coast Writers®: Barbara Falconer Newhall - Wrestling with God

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

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.


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ISBN: 9781939221254
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Published: Patheos Press - February 3rd, 2015

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.