"At last, a liberating antidote to the either/or thinking of the atheist/believer debate. Hazleton makes an impassioned and persuasive case for the insights - and joys - to be gained from a stance of not-knowing."
--Reza Aslan, author of Zealot and No God but God
"One of the most-anticipated books of spring 2016."
"Personably persuasive ... Informed by science, philosophy, literature, history, travel, and more, Hazleton's manifesto makes the suspension of conviction as attractive as any theist or atheist testament."
"It's a fraught enterprise to take on the big questions--God, meaning, mortality, existence--but Hazleton has done it here with remarkable aplomb, and in a singular voice devoid of pretension. Her manifesto is, for me, a celebration--a welcome infusion of joy in an arena preponderantly inhabited by dogmatists."
--David Guterson, author of Snow Falling on Cedars
"What does it mean to select 'spiritual but not religious' in a survey? Is it a rejection of belief, or does it signify the respondent's need for greater depth than a blanket statement? Hazleton brilliantly addresses this conundrum in her spirited manifesto on agnosticism, and demonstrates that agnosticism is a thoughtful, non-limiting approach to the mysteries of life."
-- Library Journal
"Here, with clever elucidation, are artful essays that celebrate the wonder of the unknown... Hazleton does not deny possibilities; she denies only assured and implacable dogma."
"To be agnostic is not to sidestep the question of belief, for Hazleton, or to commit to a wishy-washy moral framework. It is instead to have enough backbone to stand firm in the liminality of uncertainty."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review.
"As a rabbi whose search for religious meaning is constantly renewed by doubt, I loved Lesley Hazleton's book. It is vibrant, challenging, funny and profound, and wise in its embrace of paradox, mystery and science."
-- Rabbi Rachel Cowan, Founding Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality