The quest for meaning in one’s life is universal. For journalist Lauren Booth, that quest began in the London suburb of Hampstead in the 1970s and eventually brought her to faraway countries like Iran and Egypt.

In her engaging new memoir, Finding Peace in the Holy Land, Booth shares her journey from her time as a broadcast journalist (when her opinions were often at odds with her brother-in-law, former Prime Minister Tony Blair) to her conversion to Islam after spending time reporting in the West Bank and Gaza.

Booth joins us to discuss the lessons she learned along her path from being an aspiring actress to her life-changing spiritual awakening.

About The Speaker

Lauren Booth

Lauren Booth is a writer and podcaster who lectures and presents workshops internationally. Her first book, ‘Finding Peace in the Holy Land,’ tracks the joys and challenges of becoming Muslim in the West. Her solo play ’Accidentally Muslim’ based on the memoir, premiers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.