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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An Episcopalian Says Kaddish for Her Jewish Aunt

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My Aunt Grace, who died in January, was Jewish. Most everyone else in her family – what was left of her family, that is: … [Read more...]

Book Openers: I Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Pray — But I’m in Good Company

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "I am a failure at prayer," author Barbara Brown Taylor confesses in her new book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of … [Read more...]

Why Pray? — Some Thoughts from Karen Armstrong

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Why pray? Apparently, I'm not the only person asking that question. No less a light than author and student of religion … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Simone Weil on Prayer — First, Pay Attention

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Simone Weil's Waiting for God was first published, posthumously, in 1951. And readers beware: Waiting for God is a dense, … [Read more...]

My Rocky Spiritual Journey: Sister Barbara Hazzard — How to Pray Without Words

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Meditation, sitting in silence, is a prayer of faith. You totally let go of being in charge, which is different from what … [Read more...]