Synopses & Reviews
The host of the popular weekly program on National Public Radio talks about her journey from politics back to religion--and a life of conversation. Includes excerpts from radio program.
For Krista Tippett, politics was the primary arena of human action, and reporting was the way to tell a story. The granddaughter of a Southern Baptist minister, raised in a family where life revolved around church, she dismissed her religious upbringing to become a journalist and a diplomat in Berlin. Still seeking the means by which the world could be made a better place, she returned to divinity school. Questioning the limits of politics, observing that strictly reporting about religion failed to penetrate its intellectual and spiritual content, she came up with an idea for a new radio program.
Speaking of Faith, the radio show, is public radio's weekly national conversation about belief, meaning, ethics, and ideas. Grappling with themes of American life, it asks how perspectives of faith might inform and illuminate our public reflection. Speaking of Faith, the audiobook, is Krista Tippett's own story of how she arrived where she is today--on a journey of discovery shared by countless others.
Krista Tippett manages to claim the middle space--a very large, inclusive space--where most of us live most of the time, a place in which we must ponder and live the abiding questions of faith, doubt and meaning that have been at the heart of human experience from time immemorial.
From the creator and host of public radio's "Speaking of Faith," this is the story of the conversational journey of discourse among theologians, scientists, ethicists, and seekers who explore such complex subjects as justice, evil, and love--all within the concept of spirituality. Unabridged. 6 CDs.
About the Author
KRISTA TIPPETT is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Divinity School and is a former Fulbright Scholar. She has reported and written for The New York Times, Newsweek, the BBC, and other international news organizations. She also served as special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to West Germany, She is now the host and producer ofSpeaking of Faith, an NPR program heard on a growing number (currently over 150) of public radio stations. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.