My Search for Faith in A Secular WorldBook - 2009
David Adams Richards' most powerful and self-revealing book will provoke, infuriate -- and, for many, inspire. David Adams Richards, one of Canada's most beloved and celebrated authors, has wrestled with questions of faith and religion ever since he was a child -- a struggle that has constantly informed his work as a writer. Now the man who has been described as "Canada's Tolstoy" sets down his beliefs in his most personally revealing work. For David Adams Richards, the presence of God cannot be denied. For him, God is. Richards is certain that many of those who lazily espouse atheism also know the presence of God, though they deny it to everyone -- including themselves. The title of his new memoir is an affirmation of God's existence but also stands as a reply to Christopher Hitchens' assertion that "God is not great."God Is.charts with passion and subtlety the author's rocky relationship with his cradle Catholicism, his battle with alcoholism, his encounters with men who were proud to be murderers, and the many times in his life when he has been witness to what he unapologetically calls miracles. The unique voice of David Adams Richards has never been so powerful. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2009.
Characteristics: 166 p. ;,22 cm.