Earlier this year, on the day Krista Tippett’s book was published, she tweeted, “The book is born. Such a long time in the writing.  A happy day.”  Wow, do I echo her sentiments on my publication day!

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 National National Humanities Medal to Krista Tippett, radio host, from St. Paul, Minn., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Krista is the voice behind the public radio podcast On Being, which examines “animating questions at the center of human life.  What does it mean to be human?  How do we want to live?”

In 2014, President Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal.  If you are not familiar with her podcasts, check them out.  If you don’t like the first one, try another.  They’re all different.   They’re all insightful.