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Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life
Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life Lauren F. Winner 1565123093 9781565123090 Like most of us, Lauren Winner wants something to believe in. The child of a reform Jewish father and a lapsed Southern Baptist mother, she chose to become an O
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Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life by Lauren F. Winner

Like most of us, Lauren Winner wants something to believe in. The child of a reform Jewish father and a lapsed Southern Baptist mother, she chose to become an Orthodox Jew. But as she faithfully observes the Sabbath rituals and studies Jewish laws, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Christianity. Taking a courageous step, she leaves behind what she loves and converts. Now the even harder part: How does one reinvent a religious self? How does one embrace the new without abandoning the old? How does a convert become spiritually whole. In GIRL MEETS GOD, this appealingly honest young woman takes us through a year in her search for a religious identity. Despite her conversion, she finds that her world is still shaped by her Jewish experiences. Even as she rejoices in the holy days of the Christian calendar, she mourns the Jewish rituals she still holds dear. Attempting to reconcile the two sides of her religious self, Winner applies the lessons of Judaism to the teachings of the New Testament, hosts a Christian seder, and struggles to fit her Orthodox friends into her new religious life. Ultimately she learns that faith takes practice and belief is an ongoing challenge. Like Anne Lamotts, Winners journey to Christendom is bumpy, but it is the rocky path itself that makes her a perfect guide to exploring spirituality in todays complicated world. Her engaging approach to religion in the twenty-first century is illuminating, thought-provoking, and most certainly controversial.

Author: Lauren F. Winner

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 2002-09-16

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