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Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey

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The biographer of Woody Allen and Humphrey Bogart now tells his own extraordinary story, in a profoundly personal, deeply felt exploration of the mystery of faith--having it, losing it, hoping for its return.

In a candid and rigorous analysis of his belief, Eric Lax writes about the deep religious faith and acute moral compass he developed in his youth as the son of an Episcopal priest. These early convictions guided him away from military service in Vietnam and toward conscientious objector status and the Peace Corps. He writes eloquently about the illuminating dialogues, probing all the avenues and aspects of religious conviction, that he had at the time with his father, a man of faith with a worldly sense of humor, and with his close college friend, George Skip Packard. In counterpoint to his own story, he relates Packard's decision to enter military service and mortal combat. And he describes how both he and Packard grappled afterward with their decisions, delving into the process of spiritual choice and conviction. Finally, and perhaps most movingly, he describes the arc of Packard's life--he becomes a priest, then Episcopal Bishop to the Armed Forces--while recounting how his own growing religious doubts led to a loss of faith and his subsequent, still ongoing desire to recapture it.

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Synopsis:

A best-selling biographer of Woody Allen and Humphrey Bogart shares his own personal story while exploring the role of faith in his life, describing the acute moral compass he developed as the son of an Episcopal priest, his service in the Peace Corps and his relationship with a close friend.

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Eric Lax is the author of Conversations with Woody Allen; On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy; Life and Death on 10 West; and The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat; and coauthor (with A. M. Sperber) of Bogart. His biography

About the Author

Eric Lax is the author of Conversations with Woody Allen; On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy; Life and Death on 10 West; and The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat; and coauthor (with A. M. Sperber) of Bogart. His biography Woody Allen was a New York Times best seller. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times. An officer of International PEN, he lives with his wife in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307593153
Subtitle:
A Spiritual Journey
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Lax, Eric
Author:
Eric Lax
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Religion : Faith
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - Episcopalian
Subject:
Faith
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Christianity - Episcopalian
Subject:
Episcopalians
Subject:
Lax, Eric
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Living
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Christian Biography
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Religious
Religion » Christianity » Episcopalian and Anglican
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 288 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307593153 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A best-selling biographer of Woody Allen and Humphrey Bogart shares his own personal story while exploring the role of faith in his life, describing the acute moral compass he developed as the son of an Episcopal priest, his service in the Peace Corps and his relationship with a close friend.
"Synopsis" by , Eric Lax is the author of Conversations with Woody Allen; On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy; Life and Death on 10 West; and The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat; and coauthor (with A. M. Sperber) of Bogart. His biography
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