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"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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The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Michigan — Last Stop on My One-Woman Road Trip

Facade of the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I’d sung in the choir and been confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. And now I was invited to read from “Wrestling with God.” Read more.


Breathing Lake Michigan — Ludington to Traverse City

Sunset light reflected on a channel leading into Lake Michigan near Ludington. Photo b 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."

Traveling solo along Lake Michigan meant I could linger over coffee with friends. It also meant I could ignore my GPS and exit the freeway on a whim. Read more.


Inside Pentwater’s Antler Bar — A Beer Too Many

Bar, Pentwater, Michigan, with an antler for a doorknob. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I went inside the Antler Bar in Pentwater, Michigan, and there I had one too many. Read more.


My One-Woman Road Trip Begins — Grosse Pointe to Pentwater

A painting of Edsel Ford by Diego Rivera hangs in the Edsel Ford house in Grosse Pointe, now open to the public.. It's a beauty. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I jumped on a plane to Detroit the other day, rented a car, and took off for a twelve-day, one-woman road trip up and down and across my home state. Read more.