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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From the Eric Hoffer Book Award — More Kudos for ‘Wrestling with God’

The Eric Hoffer Book Award is in honor of American working class philosopher Eric Hoffer

“Wrestling with God” is a finalist in an international competition named for the American longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer. Read more.


My IPPY Gold Book Award — Celebrating High Above Chicago

Veda Stamps ("Flexible Wings," IMO Books), barbara Newhall ("Wrestling with God"), Laura A. Ackley ("San Francisco's Jewel City," Heyday), Aleta George ("Ina CoolBrith," Shifting Plates Press) at IPPY awards 2016. Photo by Jon Newhall

I went to Chicago to collect an IPPY gold book award for “Wrestling with God” — and celebrate with other winning authors. Read more.


Orinda Books to Host Local Authors — Including Me — on Saturday

Maria, the proprietor of Orinda Books, CA, and author Barbara Falconer Newhall. Photo by Jon Newhall

Join me at Orinda Books’ first Local Author Festival on Saturday, April 23. Refreshments! Books! Authors! Read more.


Yippee, an IPPY — “Wrestling with God” Wins the Gold

IPPY-awards Independed Publishers Book Awards

Great news! “Wrestling with God” has won a gold medal IPPY  in the annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. The category is Religion, Eastern-Western. Read more.


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

a dead bird dropped on a homeowner's doorstep by the neighbor's cat. Photo by Barbara Newhall

To my mind, given our evolutionary origins, there can be no original sin. God’s sin, maybe — but not human sin, not inherent human depravity. Read more.