Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

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

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Coleman Barks and Rumi — What a Few Lines of Poetry (and a Witch) Taught me

A trail alongside Bon Tempe Lake in Marin county, California. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I’d always imagined Coleman Barks to be a stern scholarly type — till I emailed him for permission to use a few lines from his Rumi translations in my book. Read more.


What If You Threw a Book Launch — And Everybody Came?

A room full of empty chairs at Book Passage bookstore, California, awaits Barbara Falconer Newhall's book launch for "Wrestling with God." Photo by Jon Newhall

Was anyone going to show up? My author event Book Passage  would start soon, and there were dozens of very empty chairs, waiting to be filled. Read more.


Author Event at Book Passage in Corte Madera — Come Help Me Celebrate

Author Barbara Falconer Newhall joyfully shows off her copy of Wrestling with God with cover design by Michelle Lenger. Photo by Barbara Newhall

You are invited to  an author event for my book at Book Passage bookstore in Marin county at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Read more.


Nature. We Love It — But Does It Give a Darn About Us?

NASA satellite image of Great Lakes covered with ice and clouds, March 8, 2014. NASA image.

In her new book, Writing Wild, Tia Welling quotes the popular mythologist Joseph Campbell: “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” I like Joseph Campbell. But I’m not so sure about nature. Read more.