Monday, April 2, 2012

Book #18

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, by Lauren F. Winner. Hardcover.

Winner has written some terrific books the last few years (including Girl Meets God and Real Sex), and this is another strong one. After writing spiritual memoirs about her conversion to Christianity, this one is about dealing with the disappointments of real life.

There are no salacious details given, but she talks about her divorce, and how disappointed she was in herself for her failed marriage. Finding herself in this "mid-faith crisis," she writes about being stuck and coming unstuck, the uncomfortable position of being a public Christian in the midst of a personal crisis.

The book is loosely structured, more like a series of related journal entries than an actual narrative story. It is a quick invigorating read, but certainly not a shallow one. There is depth and pain explored. As always, Winner is vulnerable, open, and insightful.

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