By William Lobdell
William Lobdell's trip of faith—and doubt—may be the main compelling religious memoir of our time. Lobdell grew to become 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 huge newspaper. In 1998, his prayers have been spoke back whilst the Los Angeles Times requested him to write down approximately religion.
Yet what occurred over the following 8 years was once a roller-coaster of suggestion, confusion, doubt, and soul-searching as his reporting and stories slowly chipped away at his religion. whereas reporting on 1000's of news, he witnessed a anxious hole among the tenets of assorted religions and the behaviors of the trustworthy and their leaders. He investigated spiritual associations that acted much less ethically than corrupt Wall St. businesses. He stumbled on few alterations 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 turned a world sensation for its sincere exploration of doubt.
Losing My Religion is a publication approximately life's inner most questions that speaks to all people: Lobdell knows the longings and satisfactions of the devoted, in addition to the unrelenting strength of doubt. How he confronted that energy, and wrestled with it, is needs to studying for individuals of religion and nonbelievers alike.