Peter Stanford has been interviewing people of faith over his thirty-five years as a journalist, and continues to be fascinated by the the connection between faith, religious upbringing, career, achievement and life. In our increasingly secular, sceptical society, those with a religious belief - or who feel themselves positively shaped by being raised in a faith - are often reluctant to speak too publicly about it for a whole variety of reasons.But once a safe space is created in these interviews, the lid is lifted and a discussion can follow that has a wider resonance than mere 'big name' sofa talk. What ultimately emerges is, inevitably, on one level about the personal experience of each individual, but the sum total is greater than the parts. What each of these fascinating figures think, and the road they have travelled, has echoes - whether it be musings on the importance of ritual and liturgy, the power of prayer, the moral and ethical code that has been embedded by a religious education, or the challenge of reconciling the ideals that go with faith with the reality of everyday living. Drawn from across Peter's career, these intriguing interviews with activists, writers and artists, politicians, rebels and those who have taken vows, will appeal to both committed believers and those who find themselves on the fringes of faith.