David Brooks and his wife split up in 2013, after decades of marriage. Adrift, the New York Times columnist threw himself into his writing. Brooks’s fortune took a surprising turn during a hike in Aspen, when he stopped to read a book of Puritan prayers. It was the first step in his journey towards Christian faith—and a second marriage with his young research assistant. A powerful story of self-discovery with a touch of soap opera-style intrigue, our Instaread on THE SECOND MOUNTAIN offers something for everyone.