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The God Factor

Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People

by Cathleen Falsani

The God Factor by Cathleen Falsani
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2006
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Spirituality clearly now plays a key role in the United States. But what is also clear is that faith is a more complex issue than snapshots of the country convey. Jesus. Buddha. Kabbalah. Angels. This may be a nation of believers but not of one belief—of many. To shape a candid picture of modern faith, Falsani sat down with an array of people who shape our culture, and in turn, our collective consciousness. She's talked about Jesus with Anne Rice; explored "Playboy theology" with Hugh Hefner; discussed evil with crusading attorney Barry Scheck, and heaven with Senator Barack Obama. Laura Esquivel, basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon, Studs Terkel, guru Iyanla Vanzant, rockers Melissa Etheridge and Annie Lennox, economist Jeffrey Sachs, Pulitzer-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley and rock star Bono—all opened up to her.

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"Starred Review. Falsani handles the profiles with sensitivity, painting the book's diverse spiritual seekers with compassion and grace." - PW.

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