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Faith and the City: A Girl's Search for Post-College Meaning

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Faith and the City is personal narrative of being a directionless college grad trying to make it in the big city. The story chronicles the author's struggle to re-enter the land of the living and figure out how she fit into the picture with people from every religion and background imaginable. A question that keeps popping up is, "Are all the small interactions and events ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Relevant Books
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Veela Divina
Jun 20, 2014 Veela Divina rated it really liked it
Just great.
Jessica Colund
Ruisch's tone is conversational and, at times, hilarious. I identified with her throughout much of the book, since she's a slightly outside-the-box Christian living in a city and trying to come to grips with how she ought to live out her faith in such a setting. I also flew through the book because it's quite an easy read. I don't want to say "fluffy" because it attempted to deal with real issues, but it's definitely a typical memoir in that you may come away from it thinking, "Yeah, cool. And.. ...more
Jeanette
Aug 13, 2008 Jeanette rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone wrestling with what practical christianity looks like.
Shelves: compelling
the title ruins a great book honestly. i nearly didn't read it because of the title. i'm glad now that i overlooked that. also, i read it after having read "under the overpass" and i think this changed my opinion of the book. it wasn't amazing. it was good. but because of the thought processes started by "under the overpass," it flowed.
her writing style is relaxed. it's very easy to read. it does not require over-analysis. however, if you stop to think about or discuss the concepts she broaches
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Aug 28, 2014 Ela added it
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My good friend lent this book to me and what I like about this one aside being a relatable biography is Hunter's expressive view on Religion, and somewhat, Philosophy. I love that damn subject so much. Cussing means no harm, ladies and gents.

For me Faith and the City is a very well-written book. I read it at the right time in my life being a wanderer in the present myself. I may not be where I should be but I am making myself a makeshift road going there.

This should be enough post-college meanin
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