Speaking of Faith

  • by Krista Tippett
  • Narrated by Krista Tippett
  • 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this illuminating story of her life and conversations, the host of public radio's Speaking of Faith describes her journey of spiritual exploration - a journey shared by countless others.A former diplomat and a graduate of the Yale Divinity School, Krista Tippett grew up in an evangelical culture and then spent a decade as a nonreligious person. Now, as someone who for many years has reflected on and talked with others about faith, she brings deep insight and a unique vantage point as she explores religious traditions - viewing them as rich resources for our spirits, as guides to our most important modern confusions, and as correctives for the excesses of religion itself. She illustrates a way to talk about faith that defuses the usual minefields, drawing from her own experience and her conversations across the world's traditions with theologians, scientists, ethicists, and activists.

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What the Critics Say

"More than a personal chronicle...this is a rigorously brainy piece of work, as informed by the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Charles Darwin, and Annie Dillard as it is by Tippett's fascinating interviews with figures like Elie Wiesel and Karen Armstrong. As Tippett takes on issues from the science-and-religion debates to the future of progressive Islam, she shows herself to possess the same 'imaginative intellectual approach' that she admires in some of her interview subjects." (Publishers Weekly)

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Clarity of Faith

Yes I know that my review title could be considered an oxymoron but in the agile articulation of Krista Tippets faith becomes a vibrant challenge to anyone concerned with things spiritual. From the incredible breadth of her knowledge and experience to her pleasing diction I look forward every Thursday to her next show. Her incisive questions never pierce the ear nor heart the callous roughness of the evening news. In a world of 30 second shrill and bombastic journalism she makes you feel that no matter how you approach faith your view of the world is respected as she eagerly chases her guests' thoughts and ideas without guile but with clear sincerity and curiosity. Listening to her read her book is , as all great art, never facile nor superficial but genuine and real and kind. Failing to hear her book is to fail to discover that there are still spiritual beings among us that are questing to become engaged fully and richly in this human experience.
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- Charles

All the viewpoints you ever wanted

Her performance was only bettered by the words she shared. It was a great experience.
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- Craig Bell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books