BARBARA’S BOOK

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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Matthias Church — Budapest’s Splashy, Gorgeous, Over-the-Top Church of Kings

The roof of Budapest's Matthias Church was added in the late 19th century. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The spectacular painted interiors of Budapest’s beloved Matthias Church make it a must-see for lovers of folk art and art nouveau. Read more.

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Isaiah and the Of-Courseness of God

the of-courseness of god. Beach grass at sunset on Lake Michigan's eastern coast. Photo by Barbara Newhall Barbara Falconer Newhall travels up and down Michigan's lower peninsula, visiting friends and family and putting on book events for "Wrestling with God."

Something is going on out there. Of course it is. It’s common sense. How else could things be, says Isaiah.  Read more.

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Was That Old Testament God Just Trying to Keep Us in the Game?

Monopoly game board.. As played by that Old testament God?

The fiery, judgmental God of the Old Testament and Hebrew Scripture had a redeeming quality that he shared with my persistent little son Peter. Read more.

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Now’s the Time to Order “Wrestling with God” — And Read My Lake Michigan Story

The cover of Barbara Falconer Newhall's 2015 interfaith religion book "Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" shows two red chairs opposing one another. Design by Michelle Lenger.

If you haven’t done it yet, now’s the time to order “Wrestling with God” — don’t miss the story of me on the beach at Lake Michigan. Read more.

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James Dobson: Bully Your Pet, Hit Your Kid, Make Them Obey You–And God

Recent photo of Focus on the Family founder James Dobson at a podium, talking.

In his 1978 parenting book, “The Strong-Willed Child,” James Dobson says disobedient childen, like dogs, must be spanked into submission to parents and God. Read more.

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