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Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life

Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life

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by Lauren F. Winner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877881073

ISBN-13: 9780877881070

Pub. Date: 01/20/2004

Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group

The child of a Jewish father and a lapsed Southern Baptist mother, Lauren F. Winner chose to become an Orthodox Jew. But even as she was observing Sabbath rituals and studying Jewish law, Lauren was increasingly drawn to Christianity. Courageously leaving what she loved, she eventually converted. In Girl Meets God, this appealing woman takes us through a

Overview

The child of a Jewish father and a lapsed Southern Baptist mother, Lauren F. Winner chose to become an Orthodox Jew. But even as she was observing Sabbath rituals and studying Jewish law, Lauren was increasingly drawn to Christianity. Courageously leaving what she loved, she eventually converted. In Girl Meets God, this appealing woman takes us through a year in her Christian life as she attempts to reconcile both sides of her religious identity.

Here readers will find a new literary voice: a spiritual seeker who is both an unconventional thinker and a devoted Christian. The twists and turns of Winner’s journey make her the perfect guide to exploring true faith in today’s complicated world.

Praise for Girl Meets God:

“A passionate and thoroughly engaging account of a continuing spiritual journey within two profoundly different faiths.”
The New York Times Book Review

“A charming, humorous, and sometimes abrasive recollection of a religious coming-of-age . . . a compelling journey from Judaism to Christianity.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A book to savor . . . Winner is an all-too-human believer, and the rest of us can see our own struggles, theological and otherwise, in hers.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“[A] memoir, literary and spiritual, sharing Anne Lamott’s self-depreciating intensity and Stephen J. Dubner’s passion for authenticity . . . Winner’s record of her own experiences so far is a page-turning debut by a young writer worth watching.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[The] narrative’s real strength . . . is its addictive readability combined with the author’s deep knowledge of, delight in, and nuanced discussion of both Christian and Jewish teachings. . . . Intriguing, absorbing, puzzling, surprisingly sexy, and very smart.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877881070
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Sukkot1
Oxford, Mississippi3
Advent23
Morning Prayer: John 825
All Angels'29
Conversion Stories38
Shopping for a Creche with Hannah65
Christmas69
My Icons and Me71
Epiphany77
Baptism79
Tu B'Shevat Muffins82
Conversion Stories88
Taxonomy100
Family Values107
Lowell House111
A Winter Wedding114
Lent117
Ash Wednesday Evangelism119
Reading Fast123
Iola130
Prayer Life133
Randi Waits Anxiously for a Phone Call149
Grinning Bananas, Teal Crescent Moons, and Other Body Art152
Holy Week157
Palm Sunday159
Holocaust Fantasies163
Seder Stories165
The Viaticum180
Opal's Easter189
Eastertide197
Contraband Party199
Bede200
Ascension Day202
Confession206
Family Reunions216
Two Funerals, and a Wedding218
All the Questions You Might Want to Ask about Angels221
Pentecost225
Shavuot227
The Bible I Use238
Reading Ruth240
Speaking in Tongues253
Paring Knife259
Albemarle Pilgrimage261
Credo268
Mary Johnson's Sampler272
Religious Revivals276
Sanctification School278
On Rebuilding a Jewish Library282
Advent291
Shabbat Morning293
Notes297
Acknowledgments305
A Reader's Guide307

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