I broke up with God. The breakup was devastating. It was like a divorce when all the friends you had as a couple are forced to choose sides and end up not choosing yours.
Sarah Sentilles's relationship with God was not casual. When it began to unravel she was in the ordination process to become an Episcopal priest, a youth minister at a church, and a doctoral student in theology at Harvard. You might say they were engaged and that the wedding was all planned. Calling it off would be more than a little awkward. But in the studying of the religion she'd been raised on and believed wholeheartedly, one day she woke up and realized . . . it was over.
In this powerful memoir of faith, Sentilles reveals how deep our ties to God can be, and how devastating they can be to break. Without God to mold herself to and without religion as her script, who was she and what was her purpose? Her relationship with God had been connected to everything—her family, her friends, her vocation, the places she frequented, the language she used, and her way of being in the world.
Not unlike after a divorce, she had to reorient her life and face a future that felt darkly unfamiliar. But this beautiful, brave book is surprisingly filled with hope, a coming-out story that lets others know it's safe to come out too, and that there's light on the other side.
One of the things that jumps out at me in Sarah Sentilles’ riveting book, “Breaking up with God: A Love Story,” is the bare honesty of her prose, which manages to float clearly and... Read morePublished 5 minutes ago by Sandra M Matuschka
Thoughtful, honest, even profound in places. My only criticism would be that while the author outlined what so many of us in ministry go through, she offers little of what I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Horn
Very honest personal story. Thought provoking - I enjoyed it. The ending was weak and a disappointment.Published 3 months ago by Carole McCune
I bought this book at a time when my faith came into question as never before. Facing some of the greatest difficulties ever and wondering why I felt so alone, powerless and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fdykujkfvdgd
This was an honest reflection of the struggles many have with the dogmas, doctrines and creeds of denominations. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert C. Selby
This book was very thought provoking as well as eye opening for me. The author has a very honest way of speaking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Trika Stockton
Catchy title & premise. Premise reveals the self absorption at the core. Was looking, hoping for reflection and insight instead.Published 7 months ago by Dallas kid
This book is honest, gritty, and very intelligently - and gracefully - told. For anyone questioning the faith they were raised in, a faith they've chosen, or just interested in... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Hannah E. Kahlke
“Sometimes you break up with the person you love because you discover he isn’t who you though he was.”
Losing the faith is a very interesting topic. Read more