Believer, TheKrasnostein, Sarah
Weaving together the stories of six extraordinary ordinary people, The Believer looks at the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is, and the world as we'd like it to be. How they can stunt us - or save us.
Some of the people you will meet believe in things most people don't. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days.
Others believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Facing one's own transgressions with an open heart.
In this intensely person new book, Krasnostein talks with her characteristic compassion and empathy to these believers - and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own. [Taken from book cover, Text Publishing]
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"As far as subject matter for discussion goes, this book is a goldmine."
"The stories are unique and offer insight into belief systems most people would probably not be familiar with."
"Well-written and researched."
"The author is mostly non-judgemental about some seriously 'out there' theories."
"The writing is clever and erudite and gives excellent insight into these beliefs."
"Great discussion topics."
"The six characters and their beliefs are often not easy to identify with."
"Krasnostein is a talented writer and I enjoyed some of her more descriptive phrases and passages."
"It is part biography, part commentary, part philosophy. It's not a book for all."
"While I found it very interesting overall, at times I was left feeling a little intellectually inadequate!"