I first learned of this book in early February on a RevGalBookPals post, which said:
What happens when you hit a spiritual wall, and rather than fleeing, you stay thereThe author sent copies of the book to those of us who wanted to read it, though the books were gifts and neither RevGalBlogPals nor any of the recipients are required to review or promote the book or participate in a discussion of it. When the book arrived, I wrote about it right there at the wall?here.
What happens when the things you thought you knew about leading a Christian spiritual life no longer seem to make sense in the actual life you find yourself living?
What happens when you realize you have left the (joy-filled, thunderstruck) beginning of your spiritual life, and entered the decidedly not thunderstruck middle?
While waiting for my copy, I borrowed Lauren Winner's 2002 memoir from the library. In Girl Meets God, I learned she was born to a Jewish father and "a lapsed Southern Baptist mother," chose to become an Orthodox Jew, but was increasingly drawn to Christianity. In this earlier memoir, she tries to reconcile the Jewish and Christian sides of her religious identity on the RevGals blog
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis has three parts:
|Lauren F. Winner|
Study Guide: 40 Days with Still
Other reviews and discussions of this book:
Comments @ RevGalBookPals
Pastor Julia @ Faith, Grace and Hope
Alissa @ Episcotheque
Ramona @ Ramblings of a Jesus Freak
River Song @ Desert Spirit's Fire!
St. Inuksuk @ Signs Along the Way
Sandy @ The Table (March and April)
Michelle Van Loon @ Transforming Words
RevGord @ Following Frodo
Earthchick @ RevGalBookPals: "seems like a memoir"
Unfinsymphony @ An Unfinished Symphony
Rev Dr Mom @ RevGalBookPals: "good book group book"