While best-selling author Jeff Sharlet is best known for investigative books like The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, recently adapted as a Netflix miniseries, and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, the former having been adapted as a Netflix miniseries, a more recent personal crisis sent him out to the places we find ourselves when it’s late at night and we’ve nowhere else to go. Jeff met often-invisible people and rediscovered himself in the process – and captured images and stories that evolved into his latest book, This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. At a time of profound and painful division, this search for what we have in common has been called “A visionary work of radical empathy.” The release date is Tuesday, February 11th and the author joins Welton with a moving preview. 

Hear the full February 8, 2020 State of Belief Radio program here.

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