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How s Your Faith An Unlikely Spiritual Journey Join former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life s most important questions who do we wan

  • Title: How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey
  • Author: David Gregory
  • ISBN: 9781451651607
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey By David Gregory, Join former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life s most important questions who do we want to be and what do we believe While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual experience of being asked by President George W Bush How s your faith David s aJoin former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life s most important questions who do we want to be and what do we believe While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual experience of being asked by President George W Bush How s your faith David s answer was just emerging Raised by a Catholic mother and a Jewish dad, he had a strong sense of Jewish cultural and ethnic identity, but no real belief until his marriage to a Protestant woman of strong faith inspired him to explore his spirituality for himself and his growing family.David s journey has taken him inside Christian mega churches and into the heart of Orthodox Judaism He s gone deep into Bible study and asked tough questions of America s most thoughtful religious leaders, including evangelical preacher Joel Osteen and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic Archbishop of New York It has brought him back to his childhood, where belief in God might have helped him through his mother s struggle with alcoholism, and through a difficult period of public scrutiny and his departure from NBC News, which saw his faith tested like never before.David approaches his faith with the curiosity and dedication you would expect from a journalist accustomed to holding politicians and Presidents accountable But he also comes as a seeker, one just discovering why spiritual journeys are always worthwhile.

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    1. I wish I could give this book a higher review because I appreciate Mr Gregory s willingness to share these deeply personal memories and experiences with a broader audience His message that faith is something that many of us can connect to and gain from no matter our background is a beautiful and inspiring message His questioning nature and desire to connect is very moving Unfortunately, I found myself constantly frustrated by the organization of the book, which I felt was haphazard and detracted [...]

    2. An Intimate Look at the Spiritual Life of a Well known JournalistJournalists are taught the need for impartiality and not revealing such intimate personal details as your own spiritual journey It is a rare treat for the public to learn the inside details of the spiritual journey of a well known broadcast journalist like David Gregory I applaud the risk he took in writing HOW S YOUR FAITH I found the book fascinating and insightful.As Gregory writes in the Epilogue, How is your faith is probably [...]

    3. Written as an autobiography I thought was a bit misleading I thought Mr Gregory would write about his own spiritual journey which was discussed but he also wrote a lot about other people s faith, their thoughts, feelings and journey In this I was disappointed, because I really wanted to hear and read about his quest and living a spiritually engaged life.

    4. This is an excellent read I was drawn to it as someone who always enjoyed David Gregory s broadcasting and journalism skills I now have a whole new perspective of the man, and from the tales he tells in the book, so does he How s Your Faith is the story of David s own journey to find, identify, and embrace his own faith This book will appeal to those who are also searching for their own faith and also to those, like myself who are firm in their beliefs, and have never had to face the doubts and [...]

    5. Newsman and former Meet the Press host, David Gregory, discusses his own journey from secular Judaism to a deeper tradition of faith and how he and his wife, Beth, a Methodist, created a faith filled home for their three children This is a warts and all book, exposing Gregory s Hollywood upbringing in a secular Jewish home his father was Jewish, his mother Catholic with an alcoholic mother HIs parents split early, leaving David and his sister to cope with his mother s addiction His anger and iso [...]

    6. I am not sure what I expected, or if I even had expectations, before reading David Gregory s book It was an easy read, and not one filled with intensity regarding Gregory s spiritual journey But, it was his journey, and I can t find fault with his spiritual quest He was raised by a Jewish father and a Catholic mother During his childhood he identified with the Jewish community, not necessarily the Jewish faith We each have our own way of incorporating G d and religion into our lifestyle For som [...]

    7. I won an Advanced Reader s Copy from Giveaways Just arrived, can t wait to get started Thanks Three stars probably looks like a harsher review than I intend the five star system has some weaknesses Overall I enjoyed it I always liked David Gregory on Meet the Press, a show I have stopped watching now mostly because I no longer have the time or leave the TV on as a matter of course Partly, I think disconnecting from the newscycle beyond NPR in the car and occasional alerts on my cell has made me [...]

    8. Interesting telling of Gregory s faith journey He is Jewish his wife is Methodist They are raising their children Jewish He tells of his faith search, leaving NBC after many years, growing up with a distant father and an alcoholic mother, eventually growing close to his parents, and his search to become a good father.

    9. I listened to this book read by David Gregory It s not only about the search for meaning in Gregory s Jewish faith It discusses his mother s alcoholism, divorce of his parents, marrying a Methodist, raising their kids In the Jewish traditions, and his fall from NBC news Hope I see Gregory back on TV news soon Good book.

    10. This is a good and interesting read with many insights into American Judaism as well as Christian religious practices It is mostly about one man s faith journey with God and his desire to go deeper than the surface and cultural levels of religion Perhaps there is a God beyond the traditions.

    11. Even though a spiritual journey is often centered in a community of faith, it is by nature intensely personal So it is a privilege to read this book by CNN political analyst and former Meet the Press moderator David Gregory, who has presented a thoughtful and soul revealing account of his own spiritual journey But it is than that He also courageously reveals painful personal secrets because they are such a vital reason for his quest to find God.His is a complicated story His father is Jewish, h [...]

    12. This book was different from what I thought it would be and I even saw an interview with the author I thought this book would be a look at different faiths or the author s own views about faith While there is plenty of both of those things, this book is primarily an autobiography of reporter David Gregory He does explain, however, that he feels the circumstances of his life are important to understand his faith journey I didn t see the connection except in a few instances his parents Catholic Je [...]

    13. A wonderful book Gregory is married to a Methodist and they have agreed to raise their children 3 as Jews Gregory is struggling with how to better embrace his faith after George W Bush asked him How s your faith This book documents his search and goes into very personal areas including his wife s feelings about being left out , his trying to come to terms with his alcoholic mother and his discussions about faith with many well known individuals accessible to him because of his stature as a newsc [...]

    14. I listened to this on audio Gregory, himself, narrates My conclusion This is like a mediocre sermon you would hear at your religious service Gregory s life and spiritual journey have the potential to be very interesting, but he is not an engaging story teller He comes across as earnest, admittedly ambitious, and rather humorless I did appreciate some of his observations about interfaith marriage, which made this a worthwhile read for me.

    15. David Gregory writes with candor, and I felt he went deeper as he explored and wrote His openness, and his family s openness to sharing their stories and their struggles was moving and inspiring However, I most appreciate, perhaps, his sharing about finding and making meaning in life, and how his and his family s faith each member is integral in that.

    16. Interesting perspective for this former hard nosed journalist He chose to structure his biographical story through the lens of learning about faith, religion and spirituality There is a lot of emphasis on the Jewish religion in his book and his relationships with his family It s a quick easy read.

    17. Picked up this title since I ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking about my own faith lately, so thought this might be an interesting perspective and was available on my audiobook app from library Thought it was pretty ho hum and really lacked a lot of the depth that titles with similar themes have since this was mostly a mediocre memoir.

    18. I was not intrigued by the book, although I was a fan when the author was on NBC I was sorry to see him leave the network.

    19. I always liked David Gregory and reading this book gave me the opportunity to get him know a little bit better I found very courageous when people are able to share moments of their personal life.

    20. I like David Gregory but this can only be described as Spirit lite He writes and I read with a certain detatchment from the topic He seems to stay at the surface When he introduces President Bush and Joel Olsteen as touchstones in his journey without questioning illegal and immoral war, or Olsteen s 40m home and opulant lifestyle, it doesn t seem like a serious journey.

    21. David Gregory, former White House Correspondent and host of Meet the Press, shares his personal journey of faith Committed to raising children in an interfaith marriage, and with a journalist s inquisitive mindset, Gregory interviewed several spiritual leaders of different faiths Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim As he embraced his Jewish roots, Gregory learned how other faiths understand Pain, Love, Purpose, Transformation, Sacrifice, Humility, Doubt, Surrender and Forgiveness.His personal s [...]

    22. While David Gregory was serving as chief White House correspondent for NBC News, President George W Bush asked him a question which intimidated him Gregory, how s your faith He had spent most of his adult life on a super charged path to success Even when he began delving into religious life seriously, he was cautious Faith matters to people So many of us have a craving for a larger inner life, but we resist it Maybe it feels too raw or vulnerable Maybe we have trouble with the idea of a higher [...]

    23. This is a hard review to write because I have mixed feelings about the book the author is David Gregory who was an NBC journalist, covering the George W Bush White House and also hosting Meet the Press The book is really an autobiography structured around the author s journey to find spiritual meaning in his life It s a story that I think will resonate to anyone who has undertaken a similar spiritual journey It is not always easy to connect the religious faith one had as a child to your spiritua [...]

    24. What I d really like to read is a similar book by Gregory s wife Beth, who is raising her children Jewish while admittedly yearning for the traditions of the Methodist church in which she was raised.Gregory details his own life experience as an ambitious kid of Jewish background who seeks spiritual growth through his encounters with a variety of people, notably George Bush and Joel Osteen Along the way he marries, fathers three children, and continues to seek a way to enrich his kids lives spiri [...]

    25. Many people are surprised to learn that former NBC newsman Gregory, whose father changed their name from Ginsburg,is Jewish, although he was raised in part by his Catholic and alcoholic mother Shabbily dismissed by NBC as host of Meet the Press , Gregory decided to chronicle his search for spirituality, his personal transformation he calls it, to find meaning in his Judaism Only people truly interested in Gregory himself will find his rather self absorbed confessional to be of much interest Greg [...]

    26. I completed this book, and would recommend it not as a source to answer questions, but as a companion The author we know as the former host of Meet the Press, and while there are tidbits of in office intrigue about his hiring and dismissal from the show, the primary text is of a man confront with his own humanity and mortality Like me he came from people who professed to believe, but did not practice their traditions deeply Yet within himself he found a need to find a meaning, or guide to his li [...]

    27. David Gregory former moderator of MTP was once asked very directly by Bush 43, David, How s your faith This simple question sent Gregory on a spiritual quest to deepen his faith.Gregory practicing Jew who is married to a practicing Protestant tells his story Growing up in Los Angelas with an alcoholic mother and a divorced Dad Gregory rose to the top of Journalism taking his dream job as anchor to Meet the Press only to see his ratings drop and lose the job to be replaced by Chuck Todd With his [...]

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