Breaking Up with God (Hardcover)
A Love Story
HarperOne, 9780061946868, 244pp.
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
"Honest, like down-to-the-core honest, beyond what most people are capable of, especially in public on the topic of faith." --Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place
Inthe tradition of Barbara Brown Taylor and Sue Monk Kidd, Sarah Sentilles offers a poignant, beautifully wroughtmemoir of her personal crisis of faith. Sentilleswas on the way to becoming a priest when she ultimately faced the truth: she nolonger believed. Her moving story examines the question of how youleave the most powerful being in the universe--and, if you do, where do you go? Breaking Up with God is an inspiringreflection no matter where you stand on the matter of faith.
Praise For Breaking Up with God: A Love Story…
“Honest, like down-to-the-core honest, beyond what most people are capable of, especially in public on the topic of faith. I admire her as much for her conviction as for her talent as a writer.”
-Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place and Lift
“Provocative, penetrating, honest and real. Sarah Sentilles, in chronicling her own story, chronicles the journey that all of us must take in search of our own humanity. Would that institutional religion were big enough to embrace and affirm her work.”
-John Shelby Spong, author of Sins of Scripture
“Breaking Up With God is a beautiful reminder that truth is found in questions, not answers, in seeking, not finding. From Sarah Sentilles, I have learned my ‘No’ to God can be every bit as helpful as my ‘Yes.’”
-Philip Gulley, author of If the Church Were Christian
“Sarah Sentilles’ book is a treasure and a triumph of the heart. Wise, funny, and fearless, she dares to take the ultimate questions seriously enough to be outrageously honest. May her journey be a challenge to those whose imperturbable faith may filter out the anguish and fragility of our world.”
-Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self.
“This is a wonderfully moving book, written with rare elegance, real passion, warm humor, and penetrating insight. Breaking Up With God will comfort those who no longer believe, guide those who are plagued with doubts, and challenge those who wonder how anyone could leave the faith.”
-Bart D. Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus
“[Sentilles] tells her story in a way that is never preachy or pushy. She is not angry or bitter and seems to have no intention of converting readers to her viewpoint. She simply shares her journey with a tenderness and authenticity that is both heartbreaking and hopeful.”
“There is so much to love about this book...Her language is always straightforward, and her voice is strong and consistent, but straightforward isn’t just simple. At times the language is exalted, breathtaking, captivating and just stupid f-ing brilliant.”