Love God but hate Church? That's the way many contemporary spiritual but not religious types might describe their feelings about faith. Such readers will find a trustworthy companion in Enuma Okoro, a purse-shopping, tea drinking postmodern friend of Jesus. But after her father's unexpected death, her grief seems to morph into the panicky feeling that God wants something more from her, like maybe becoming a nun. As she seeks to unravel those feelings, Enuma Okoro takes us back to the places that formed her, from her first years in church at a parish in Queens, to years in West Africa where she collected crucifixes, and to her studies in Europe and the United States.
At turns snarky and luminous, laugh-out loud funny and vulnerably poignant, Reluctant Pilgrim is the no-holdsbarred account of a woman who prays to savor God's goodness and never be satisfied, a daring, insightful and deeply moving field guide for the curious, the confused and the convicted.
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