Suffering the loss of her father and grandmother, and dealing with the ending of a relationship left the author tired, bereft, disappointed, emotionally drained, and feeling like God had forgotten her. She wondered what she could do to heal from this holy triumvirate of personal pain.
She decided that spirituality would be the context from which she would make her journey back to herself. If she felt like God had forgotten her, then she would look for him everywhere and in the eyes of everyone she met. She made a commitment to visit a different place of worship every week for a year, whether that place of worship reflected her religious tradition or not. In total, she visited sixty-one churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, and gathering places in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Nigeria and South Africa.
My 52 Weeks of Worship is the story of one woman's courageous journey. Read and see-will her journey lead her to deep, dark places in her soul or help her find peace and acceptance?
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I really liked reading this. I came back to it and put it down from time to time, but it kept my interest until I got the end. Ekpedeme shares her experiences while going on a spiritual journey where she has vowed to experience new religions and customs for an entire year, 52 weeks. I think this was not only courageous but something that I have wanted to do for a while now. It definitely sparked my interest about other religions that I had not originally considered but will add to my list. I don't know if I would have the courage to do all of this after the break up of a long term relationship and the death of a parent. While reading each chapter though, I felt as if each experience helped her learn different lessons that she could take away and ponder on at another time or when she most needed it. I believe that I could read this over and over again because there are little tidbits that I didn't read at first or something that might not resonate with me right now but might in the future.