Savannah Guthrie, the beloved co-anchor of TODAY, has embarked on a soul-stirring journey that transcends her role as a television personality. In her latest literary endeavor, “Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere,” she shows a sacred journey of faith, self-realization, and the liberating force of divine love.

While she is a person of deep faith, Savannah also openly admits her initial hesitancy as a self-proclaimed “regular person” who not only is not a theologian or religious expert but also lacks the credentials of such. On the other hand this was also the greatest vulnerability making the whole process full of ecstasy reaffirming the crucial role of the faith in formation of her identity.

Savannah’s Spiritual Roadmap: A Guide for All

In the foreword of “Mostly What God Does,” Savannah delineates a structured “road map” guiding the subsequent chapters. Rooted in six fundamental facets of spiritual connection—such as love, hope, and purpose—she lays the groundwork for readers, regardless of their individual beliefs.

Moreover, Savannah extends an inclusive invitation, emphasizing that the book transcends solely catering to devout believers, thereby fostering a broader dialogue on matters of faith and spirituality.

“You may be faith-full, you may be faith-curious, you may be faith-less, still scarred by a toxic religiosity of your past,” she writes. Regardless of which category applies to you, Savannah invites you to “come as you are.”

The Impetus: A Personal Revelation

Savannah Guthrie, aged 52 when she first started writing what would become to be “Mostly What God Does,” had already published another children’s book. The success of these projects made her a character in the eyes of a number of people who later came up with different proposals for future projects.

At the same time, about one year ago, Guthrie had an opportunity to delve into the realm of faith by way of literature. Yet, once she heard about it she got thrilled, engrossed and determined to give it a try. Fueled by her rock-solid belief that faith is the essence of her inner world, Guthrie decided to undertake this self-expressive, inspiring trip of hers.

“I had no idea about the end but I know that this was the most important path and journey atleast I had to take.”

Savannah’s Faith Journey: From Childhood to Adulthood

Savannah’s fascination with faith traces back to her upbringing as a Baptist in what she affectionately terms a “very churchy family.” Her sister’s poignant description of God as “the sixth member of our family” encapsulates the profound significance of faith in their household.

Although “Mostly What God Does” isn’t a confession of all things, Savannah mentions in the foreword that she tells of personal and professional problems in the pages of the book. Savannah’s story goes from experiencing the heart-wrenching loss of her father in her teenage years to vying with the divorce in her 30s. The author shows how complicated this process can be.

Moreover, she observes the zenith and nadir of her spiritual growth with the periods of profound learning and exhilaration replaced by phases of distance and disillusionment where she was far removed from God.

“It all poetry woven what I believe and what I have learned about God,” she says.

The Essence of Love: A beacon of hope.

The title of Savannah Guthrie’s book encapsulates the core message she aimed to convey: “Least Is Mostly What God Does Is Love You” comes from the Euloge of a famous Bible verse that was translated by Eugene Peterson, a scholar and a pastor.

Hence, from the very start, the novel was structured so that the heart of the text is love, seeing the topic as the central one.

“The answer would be ‘He loves you; mostly that. What have you been doing all this time?’Just love you. This is being maximalist and I love simplicity and bareness of it. It is easier said than done.”

Saving would like the message of love to break across the walls of truth regardless of the doubt that limits one’s belief. Whether or not one’s spiritual journey is similar, she acknowledges that her truthful portrayal of divine love in ‘Mostly What God Does’ is simply a bright beacon to be yet a source of hope and comfort, a bridge to connection and understanding in the midst of life’s many troubles.

The Power of Hope: An Illumination Pillar

Savannah Guthrie has identified hope to be a foundation since the beginning of spiritual connections. With the barrage of disheartening news stories, and she directly confesses to the underlying obstacles of keeping the hope amidst these difficult times.

Moreover, Savannah’s constant conviction in the visionary character of hope cuts across her story, and it becomes the source of the lamps which make way through life’s dark hours.

‘Maybe God does exist, and we are the only ones on the Earth here that can’t understand it, isn’t it?’ No one comes back to tell. Fact. I would rather be hopeful and turn out to be wrong at the end than hopeless and turn out to be right,” she says. “Hope is the posture that I choose every single day.

Integrating Faith into Family Life

Similar to her sister’s perspective of God as the sixth member of their family during their upbringing, Savannah Guthrie endeavors to integrate God into her own family dynamic with her husband Mike Feldman, who identifies as Jewish, and their two children, daughter Vale (9) and son Charley (7).

This commitment extends to establishing nightly prayers as a cherished family ritual, fostering a sense of spiritual connection and unity within their household.

“What I know is that it’s my job to give them the building blocks to teach them about the God that I know and help foster that connection,” Savannah says. . “Yeah, I know that is when they’re my age. And only they can make a choice. But I’ll just have to give the most God experience and information as I want to as possible.”

Savannah thinks back upon the happiness and ecstasy her daughter Vale experienced at her baptism last Sunday in their church’s services. Accordingly, the event’s sanctity and spiritual connection with their family is highlighted herewith.

This book, which is for her children and is actually a witness of her love and guidance, Savannah views it as a piece of valuable legacy, in which she encodes everything she wants her children to know about the inordinate love of the Lord.

Savannah Guthrie’s “Mostly What God Does” – A Spiritual Journey

Key HighlightsDescription
Personal RevelationSavannah’s recognition of her own need for spiritual guidance.
Journey of Self-DiscoveryWriting as a means of deeper understanding and reflection.
A Message for AllSavannah’s journey resonates with readers navigating their own faith paths.
Embracing VulnerabilitySavannah’s honest portrayal of her faith journey, including challenges and doubts.
The Essence of LoveThe book’s core message: “Mostly What God Does is Love You.”
The Power of HopeSavannah’s unwavering belief in hope amidst life’s struggles.
Integrating Faith into FamilyEstablishing spiritual traditions with her husband and children.
A Timeless GiftThe book as a testament to Savannah’s love and guidance for her children.

Savannah Guthrie succeeds in creating a fascinating story in “Mostly What God Does” which whisk us away on an inspirational self-introspection voyage. With her brand of warmth, genuineness and openness, she creates a collage of personal reflections, spiritual insights and depth of understanding that serve as a lighthouse of reassurance for those searching for solace, belonging and authentic faith.