Breaking Up with God

Breaking Up with God

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"Sarah Sentilles relationship with God was not a casual one. When it began to unravel she was in the ordination process to become an Episcopal priest. She was a youth minister at a church in a suburb of Boston and a doctoral student in theology at Harvard. You might say they were engaged and that the wedding was all planned- the church reserved, the menu chosen, the flowers arranged. Calling it off would be more than a little awkward. But in fact, it was the studying of the religion she'd been raised on and believed whole-heartedly that broke the camels back. One day she woke up and realized... it was over. In Breaking Up With God, Sentilles takes a striking look at how deep our ties to God can go, and how devastating they can be to break. Not unlike a divorce, she had to reorient her life, find new friends, and face a future that felt darkly unfamiliar. But the book is also ultimately a love story, about descending to a deep place, what was lost on the way down, and then, about what was found at the bottom. It's a book that speaks to the many people asking what happens when institutional religion stops working for them, and shows them a new way of being in the world"--
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 14mm | 788g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • 006194694X
  • 9780061946943

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"There is so much to love about this book...Her language is always straightforward, and her voice is strong and consistent, but straightforward isn't just simple. At times the language is exalted, breathtaking, captivating and just stupid f-ing brilliant."--The Parish
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