"Wrestling with God" book with Barbara Falconer Newhall

Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Blame My Spam-Riddled Inbox If I’ve Been Ignoring You

Papers stacked in a home office inbox -- like a spam-riddled email in-blox. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A few dozen items in my paper inbox, tens of thousands in my spam-riddled email inbox. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

It’s been kinda lonesome here lately at BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com. The Contact button has been right there at the top of my Home Page ready to accept messages from one and all. But nobody’s been clicking.

Or so I thought. [Read more…]


Donald Trump Outs the Elephant in the Pro-Life Room

Clip from video of NBC News report on Donald Trump's statement to Chris Matthews that if abortion is made illegal a woman should be punished for having one. NBC News Video

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that a woman who has an illegal abortion should be punished. NBC News photo

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Donald Trump has stepped in it again. And this time the manure comes from the elephant in the room — the pro-life room.

I’m hoping against hope that Donald Trump — pro-life, pro-choice or whatever he turns out to be — never [Read more…]


What a Tulip Can Do — If You Ask It

11th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition, Mouintain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA PIEDMONT GARDEN CLUB, AGNES KANG's design, "TULIPS GALORE" photo by barbara newhall

The Tower Chapel was crowded with tulip aficionados for the 11th Annual Tulip Exhibition at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California. Agnes Kang’s “Tulips Galore” with its sprawling, acid green horizontal branch was a popular favorite. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was chill winter in the Midwest, but thoroughly spring in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this month when local floral designers, professional and amateur, demonstrated what a tulip can do — if you [Read more…]


God’s Sin — Or Ours? My Gino Geraci Talk Revisited

The remains of a dead bird, probably killed by a domestic cat, lie on a brick wall with a camellia blossom. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The bird. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

In our radio conversation on KRKS-FM in Denver last week, talk show host Gino Geraci — a very sensitive, congenial guy, btw — and I bumped up against the topic of sin. I have to confess that I kind of talked my way around the subject. I’m a polite Midwesterner by nature, and I didn’t want to get confrontational. I assumed that, as a traditional Christian pastor, Gino [Read more…]


My Chat With Gino Geraci — Here’s the Link

KRKS_FM talk show host and Christian pastor Gino Geraci hosts the Crosswalk radio show in Denver. Crosswalk photo.

Gino Geraci. Crosswalk photo.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

If you missed hearing my conversation last week with Gino Geraci on his KRKS-FM 94.7 radio show in Denver, you can hear it for yourself on his March 16, 2016, Crosswalk podcast.

The highlight of the conversation for me was hearing Gino say that he’d be preaching from my book, “Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith,” for years to come. He saw in it lots of stories, lots of pithy sermon material, which is what I’d hoped as I wrote the book.

Tomorrow: Gino and I bump up against the topic of sin.

More stories about my travels with “Wrestling with God” at “Wrestling With God on the Shores of Lake Michigan.”  Also, “What If You Threw a Book Launch and Everyone Came?”