Saturday, August 27, 2011

Surprised By Oxford by Carolyn Weber

A girl-meets-God style memoir of an agnostic who, through her surprising opportunity to study at Oxford, comes to a dynamic personal faith in God.

Carolyn Weber arrives for graduate study at Oxford University a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of love and a life that matters.

This savvy, beautifully written, credible account of Christian conversion follows the calendar and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader

My thoughts...

Weber writes of her first year at Oxford and her journey from agnostic to Jesus. She grew up in Canada with a dysfunctional and very poor family, wins a scholarship to study literature.

Weber is a lonely soul at first, she meets an American student who introduces her to email. This same man later introduces her to Jesus. I found the story to be well written and interesting. I've always enjoyed hearing how others come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior. This one was enjoyable as well. Her journey to the Lord is interesting, the many questions, her struggles to understand and her reluctance.

4 out of 5 stars. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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