Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stepping Out in Faith Review

I was very interested to read the book "Stepping Out in Faith: Former Catholics Tell Their Stories" which was edited by Mark Gilbert. I know several former Catholics who go to my (Baptist) church. I know their stories and they're all very interesting stories, so I figured this would be a great book to read. Honestly, though, I wasn't blown away by it. It was a "fine" book, but it wasn't very compelling. The stories didn't really keep my attention.

I think this book would be wonderful for a person of Catholic faith who is questioning leaving the church, and wondering about the differences in Catholics and Protestants. It may answer a few questions for them. I think it is awesome that the book includes stories from both genders, all ages, and from all over the world. Every one of these people has had such a different experience and life journey, but they've all kind of led to the same place. That's interesting to me.

Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews and Matthias Media for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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