Author(s): Mike Willesee
In a career spanning fifty years and thousands of stories, legendary Australian journalist Mike Willesee dared to pose the big questions to the biggest personalities of our time. In his final years, Mike asked the biggest question of all: does God exist?
A Sceptic's Search for Meaning is the culmination of Mike's lifelong quest for the meaning of life. Raised as a God-fearing Catholic but trained as a professional sceptic, Willesee's search for truth unveiled fakery from Filipino faith-healers and Israeli spoon-benders to Aussie racecar drivers. Then he had a premonition his plane was going to crash. It did. And nothing was the same again.
Without quite understanding why, Mike flew to Colombia to interview Katya Rivas. He watched as the barely literate woman who claimed never to have read the Bible wrote page after page of perfect theology in multiple languages. He also sat by her bed as blood started to ooze from her brow, her hands and her feet - the telltale signs of stigmata. Mike had no answers. Only questions. And, now - on film, as a witness - he had proof. He could not leave it there.
Part memoir, part investigation, A Sceptic's Search for Meaning is a spellbinding spiritual quest around the world and deep into the heart of life's ultimate riddle.