Peter Stanford has been interviewing people of faith during his thirty-five years as a journalist at national papers in the UK. What fascinates him in such conversations is how creating a space to talk unguardedly about faith unlocks so much more: what shaped and continue to shape the public and private lives of high-profile names; how those values connect with the work they are best known for; and why they believe the search for faith makes them who they are.
This collection of the best of his interviews aims to lift the lid on a topic that has become increasingly marginalised in the public square of our increasingly secular and sceptical society, where to 'do God' can feel like breaking a taboo. He shows that rather than being all about doctrine and dogma, there are as many ways of exploring faith as there are individuals currently doing it.
These intriguing interviews with activists, writers and artists, politicians, rebels and those who have taken vows will appeal to committed believers, those on the fringes of faith, and those who look in from the outside with curiosity.
Includes interviews with Sara Maitland, Sister Wendy Beckett, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Karen Armstrong, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Amos Oz and Nick Cave
Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Faith
Author: Peter Stanford
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton