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Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church Paperback – June 26, 2012
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"Her eventual belief in a church that meets the needs of everyone, sinners and skeptics alike, is palpable -- and perhaps enough to get other disenfranchised believers to look twice." Bitch Magazine
From the Author
Radical Reinvention is a memoir about being a skeptical, anti-dogmatic feminist who falls back in love with the Catholic faith after leaving it behind as a teenager. But it's not just a memoir; it's also a profile of the many people, and groups of people, who are working to make the church a more welcoming and inclusive place. It is totally a safe read for atheists, agnostics, and believers of all styles. The book involved three years of research and writing, including travels to Rome and Assisi, two of the oldest homes of the Catholic church. It's a big evolution from my previous book on indie culture, but it still shares some of the spirit of that book. DIY Catholicism!
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This book brings up a great point. Namely, that one can still be a Catholic and be conflicted, especially when it comes to some of the teachings, birth control and gay rights, for example. Running away from the Church because of its flaws solves nothing. It needs the rebels, the questioners and the skeptics. It needs people who do more than just mouth the words at Mass and don't think about what it all means.
If you are a liberal catholic then this book will enhance your already held beliefs about the conservative Catholic Church. It's a funny and intelligent book. Go for it! Eva vek