Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace

Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace

William Lobdell


William Lobdell's trip of faith—and doubt—may be the main compelling non secular memoir of our time. Lobdell turned a born-again Christian in his overdue 20s while own problems—including a failed marriage—drove him to his knees in prayer. As a newly minted evangelical, Lobdell—a veteran journalist—noticed that faith wasn't coated good within the mainstream media, and he prayed for the Lord to place him at the faith beat at a big newspaper. In 1998, his prayers have been replied while the Los Angeles Times requested him to put in writing approximately religion.

Yet what occurred over the subsequent 8 years used to be a roller-coaster of notion, confusion, doubt, and soul-searching as his reporting and reviews slowly chipped away at his religion. whereas reporting on thousands of news, he witnessed a traumatic hole among the tenets of varied religions and the behaviors of the trustworthy and their leaders. He investigated spiritual associations that acted much less ethically than corrupt Wall St. agencies. He came across few transformations among the morals of Christians and atheists. As this proof piled up, he began to worry that God did not exist. He explored each doubt, each question—until, ultimately, his religion collapsed. After the paper agreed to reassign him, he wrote a private essay in the summertime of 2007 that grew to become a global sensation for its sincere exploration of doubt.

Losing My Religion is a e-book approximately life's inner most questions that speaks to every body: Lobdell is familiar with the longings and satisfactions of the devoted, in addition to the unrelenting energy of doubt. How he confronted that strength, and wrestled with it, is needs to examining for individuals of religion and nonbelievers alike.

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