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.
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.
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.
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.