The Secret Life of God
The Secret Life of God is a kind of spiritual investigation into twenty-first century Britain. It chronicles how, in an age when institutional religion is on the decline, people are finding new ways of believing and belonging, and puts the faces and places to the trend in which people are increasingly describing themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’.
‘I devoured this book in only a couple of sittings. It has a strangely un-put-down-able quality normally attributed to fiction.’
Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson
This timely portrait of Lebanon exposes the fault lines that underlie the current crisis in the Middle East, and charts the country’s attempts to rebuild a fragile peace after its long civil war and recent conflict with Israel.
‘Alex Klaushofer could be Lebanon’s new Lady Hester Stanhope, except that her understanding and love of Lebanon are greater than her predecessor’s. The Lebanese in all their complexity, wonder, deceit and kindness shine through this delightful book.’
Charles Glass, author of Tribes with Flags
Orphaned Foxes: A true tale of rescue and release
One spring evening a young fox appeared in Alex Klaushofer’s suburban garden, apparently asking for help. Her accidental fostering of Little Fox led her to volunteer at wildlife rescue centre in the West Country, following the fortunes of a litter of orphaned cubs as they grew to adulthood and were released back into the wild.
In Search of Glastonbury
One summer, Alex Klaushofer – fancying herself a latter-day female incarnation of H.V. Morton – went to explore how far twenty-first century Glastonbury lives up to its promise of being a New Age mecca for our times.
The New British Druids: Connecting with nature in the 21st century
Journalist Alex Klaushofer brings a sympathetic yet detached eye to contemporary British Druidry, talking to the movement’s leading figures and experiencing Druid life first-hand through the rituals of a summer camp.
Sufi Circles: Undercover with Britain’s other Muslims
In this piece of reportage, journalist Alex Klaushofer goes undercover to explore the little-known world of Britain’s other Muslims – the modern-day followers of the ancient mystical tradition of Sufism.
The New Monastics: Experiments in contemplation
In a piece of reportage which reveals how the life of the spirit is rooted in place, Alex Klaushofer visits two groups who are pioneering modern monasticism: a Benedictine start-up and an ecumenical community following in the steps of Bonhoeffer.
Hidden Hermits: 21st century seekers of solitude
The hermit – that strange, solitary figure – is generally thought to belong to the past. Yet in this surprising piece of reportage, Alex Klaushofer reveals how solitary spirituality is alive and well in Britain today.