It is encouraging that a large number of public figures are willing to speak openly about their faith.
Well-respected journalist Peter Stanford has collected 44 of the most memorable interviews of his career into a single volume ... Reading the book is a bit like being at a party at which one starts one fascinating conversation after another ... Journalism is an ephemeral business, but Stanford is one of those journalists whose output, as this collection demonstrates, stands the test of time.
A fascinating and well-produced collection of conversations about faith... not simply an invitation to voyeurism, but the opportunity to reflect deeply upon our own faith... A really good book to read and reflect upon.
The book mercifully avoids the temptation to be pious and overly-confessional. Laid bare are real struggles people have to believe...Stanford captures the fact that, for people of faith, their religion is just part and parcel of who they are rather than something they constantly think about...There is food for thought and fascinating insights into a side of life that people rarely talk about publicly.
Stanford has given us a collection of brief and varied insights into the struggle of being a believer today... The reader can dip into these pages to savour now one interview, now another... to see which resonates most. As Stanford explores motivations, examines habits and exposes doubts, I found myself mourning the passing of religion as a publicly recognised resource that everyone can draw on, to build a better family, a better country and a better world.
With this book, Stanford inspires us to explore our own individual faith, finding the ways to practice our beliefs that work best for our lives and our needs.