Do You Believe That People Have Doubts On The Spiritual Path?
Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community by Enuma Okoro
(Upper Room/Fresh Air Books, $l7.95, 192p, ISBN 978-1-935205-10-4)
NEW YORK, NY (October 2010): Publishers Weekly wrote a wonderful book review on Reluctant Pilgrim, saying this is “a woman’s struggle to find her place in the Christian community in this elegant and witty memoir. It echoes the pathos, joy, and humor of Elizabeth Gilbert in this theological quest…”
Says Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and recovering sinner: “This is one of those books that you read, and then have to sit back or curl up in a ball and ‘be still and know’.”
Enuma Okoro speaks for many on the spiritual path. It doesn’t make any difference what your religion is or what spiritual path you are on: she speaks the truth about the struggle of what to accept and what not to accept. The author becomes your spiritual friend, and you will be captivated by this luminous, laugh-out-loud funny, piercingly honest account of her quest to find and savor the goodness of God.
Says her publisher, Fresh Air Books: “Okoro, a tea-drinking, purse-shopping, shaky follower of Jesus, wouldn’t mind meeting a guy who loves God and has decent hair. But after her father’s unexpected death, her grief seems to morph into the panicky feeling that God wants more from her. Part Augustine, part Jane Austen, with a side of Anne Lamott, Okoro’s book is daring, insightful, and a deeply moving field guide for the curious, the confused, and the convicted.”
Enuma Okoro is a freelance writer, speaker, consultant, and retreat and workshop leader. She is the former director of the Center for Theological Writing at Duke University Divinity School, of which she is a graduate. Her next book will be in collaboration with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.
Guaranteed to make an exciting interview.
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