Sobriety and salvation, Tom Fox interviews Heather King -- Part 2

Heather King

Episode 2: My stumbling, ongoing conversion (21 min.)
"Our natural impulses and our culture, [make us] want to have a platform. We want to have a 10-point manifesto, here's how you do it, here's what's going to work for you. And the way of Christ is so the opposite. … Our way is small. It's hidden, it's anonymous. It’s a way of service. It’s sitting at the back of the room. It's so counter to everything our bodies want, that our egos want. And yet the people who are poor in spirit find us."

Sobriety and salvation
In her first book, Parched, National Public Radio commentator Heather King gave an unflinching account of her 20 years addicted to alcohol. She describes her second book, Pulse, as “a spiritual autobiography about my (ongoing) conversion to Catholicism.” She talks with Tom Fox.

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More about the author
Heather King is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (1977) and Suffolk Law School (1984). Born and raised on the New Hampshire seacoast, she did a 10-year law stint in Boston and moved to L.A. in 1990. Today King concentrates on her writing and is a commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. King is the author of Parched, a story about her bout with alcoholism. Her second book, Pulse, will be published in early of 2008.

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