As we noted earlier this month, David Gregory, former moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," has written a new book titled "How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey":
On his national radio show, Eric Metaxas just interviewed Gregory about his new book.
Here's one cool thing about the interview: Metaxas gives a nice shoutout to GetReligion and our illustrious leader, tmatt.
Metaxas suggests that GetReligion "isn't snarky at all but just wonderful reporting on how the press doesn't get religion." Actually, we are snarky on occasion, but on our best days, we try to be nice and informative.
By all means, listen to Metaxas' conversation with Gregory. (The part with the former NBC newsman starts about the 10:30 mark.)
For a little more insight on Gregory and his faith, check out Religion News Service senior national correspondent Cathy Grossman's recent feature:
(RNS) To be publicly fired from a high-profile network television post might provoke a spiritual crisis for anyone.
Not David Gregory.
He was unceremoniously dumped as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” in August 2014 after a steep slide in the ratings. He learned the news when the network leaked it on Twitter while Gregory was in the New Hampshire hills picking up his three children from camp.
However, Gregory, 45, has taken his abrupt unemployment as an opportunity — time to write a book on the religious life he had been nurturing for years.
“How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey” goes on sale this week, between the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, the somber Day of Atonement, when Jews “turn to God and ask to be inscribed in the book of life.”
It’s clear from the opening pages that Gregory — son of a Jewish father and Irish Catholic mother — began as a cultural Jew and has became a religious one. His book is a travelogue about “deepening and grounding myself in my faith path,” he said in an interview.
“I’ve been asking tough questions all my life in my career. But three questions asked of me set me on the path to finding answers,” Gregory told Religion News Service.
It's definitely an interesting piece. Go ahead and read it all.