First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. - New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Book — x, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Pain : the spiritual search begins with the family story
Love : good things can emerge from tragedy
Purpose : my Jewish education
Transformation : the President's important question
Sacrifice : will the kids be Jewish or Christian?
Humility : who would you be if you lost your job?
Doubt : when faith falls away
Surrender : let go and let God?
Forgiveness : who are we to judge our parents?
"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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
On this edition of Meet the Press, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton goes one-on-one with David Gregory about: her role in the Obama administration and the many hot spots around the globe; nuclear threats in Iran and North Korea; fighting terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the continuing war in Iraq; her trip this week to India and Thailand; and upcoming talks with China.
Republican Trent Lott and Senator Feingold discuss whether or not a date should be set for troops to return home. Larry Diamond, author of "Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, " and Reuel Marc Gerecht, former Middle Eastern specialist with the CIA and author of "The Islamic Paradox" discuss what's at stake in Iraq for the Bush administration and the American people.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses the Obama administrations efforts to combat the recession and save the banking industry and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discusses the bank bailout plan and the president's strategy in Afghanistan.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Newt Gingrich discusses his bid to be the GOP presidential nominee; Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott discuss Republican voters in South Carolina; an interview with Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Chris Dodd and Richard Shelby discuss financial reform; David Brooks, Erin Burnett, Evan Thomas, and Michele Norris discuss immigration law and populist anger against Wall Street.
On this edition of Meet the Press: General James Jones discusses the release of two journalists held in North Korea; Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Cory Booker discuss President Obama's economic stimulus plan; insights and analysis from Erin Burnett, David Brooks, and Jon Meacham.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Michael Bloomberg, Bob McDonnell, and David Axelrod assess the current political landscape and discuss the 2012 election; an exclusive interview with Marco Rubio; Seth Meyers provides insight on political comedy.
On this edition of Meet the Press: senior White House adviser David Plouffe discusses President Obama's reelection campaign and analysis of economic conditions, presidential politics, and political leadership from author Walter Isaacson, NBC's Tom Brokaw, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MIO) and Republican strategist Mike Murphy.
On this edition of Meet the Press: former president Bill Clinton discusses the war in Afghanistan; Governor David Paterson discusses the pressure on him not to seek re-election; Senators Jim Webb and Jon Kyl discuss Iran and Afghanistan.