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"God Land" Explores Modern Faith In The Midwest

Sthefany Nobriga
Lyz Lenz with her new book "God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss and Renewal in Middle America."

In 2016, Lyz Lenz’s life was turned upside down. She found herself questioning her faith, leaving her church and leaving her marriage. She felt that what she was experiencing was part of something bigger.  She set out on a journey to explore how personal faith and congregations were evolving with modern challenges. 

On this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Lenz about what she found on her journey and discusses her new book, “God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America.” 

Later in the program, Ann McGlynn joins us to talk about Tapestry Farms a refugee resettlement program in Davenport that helps refugees with the challenges they face as they build a life in the Midwest. 

McGlynn helps refugees find housing, childcare, quality education, citizenship and medical care as part of a "long welcome" strategy that helps refugees feel at home.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa