Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist's Pursuit of Personal Spirituality” as Want to Read:
Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist's Pursuit of Personal Spirituality
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
read excerpt

Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist's Pursuit of Personal Spirituality

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  102 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Part memoir, part religious critique, and part philosophical treatise, “Passing Through” traces Craig’s path from the controlling environment of fundamentalism to the formation of the theory of Energetic Universalism. It examines various facets of the fundamentalist Christian faith, including the inerrancy of the Bible and the divinity of Jesus Christ. “Passing Through” ta ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published by Sweatshoppe Publications (first published August 9th 2011)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Passing Through, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Passing Through

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 916)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Betty McMahon
Very interesting. He had a lot of the same experiences I did when I was younger, hence my interest in the subject. We've reached most of the same conclusions about religion -- most, not all -- but he expresses himself very well. A good read for someone who is searching for answers.
Mindi Rosser
What happens when a fundamentalist scrutinizes his religious beliefs against contradictory evidence? Author Craig Hart invites us into his journey exploring spirituality outside the boundaries of religionism. Whether or not you are a believer in a higher power, this book provides insight for those struggling with the hard questions of religion. Hart illuminates his own battles with faith and how he ultimately ended up in energetic universalism.

Click here to watch my brief video review: http://yo
Anna Venanzi
Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist Pursuit of Person Spirituality is about a young boy Hart, who was raised in the Bible Missionary Church. Which is an extreme fundamentalist break-off of the church of the Nazarene. After graduating from high school, he attended the bible missionary institute.

type of book: biographic, autobiographic, or memoir and advanced
rating of the book: three stars. I gave Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist Pursuit of Person Spirituality three stars because he addres
The author provides an excellent glimpse into the evolution from a fundamentalist external orthodoxy, through questioning and courageous reflection to an inner faith based on personal belief. The author still carries a great deal of anger which keeps him from opening to renewed possibilities in faith systems and has not yet worked to where he can include others in his faith journey. But he does describe many of the faith questions people are facing today.
Caroline Åsgård
I just read the excerpt, which is chapter eight.

After reading ''I'll put 3 chips on god, just in case there is one'' by Preeti Gupta, I found this to be similar, and written in the light, more humane and relatable kind of way.
This hits me as a book more about christianity, comparing their beliefs and actions. It's clever, and has some good points.

So if you want to read about comparative religion, this seems like a good one.
Bethenia Dixon
Apr 16, 2012 Bethenia Dixon marked it as to-read
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway that ended on 2/11/12, have not received the book to read and review over 2 months later. Still waiting.
well written, very intriguing concepts discussed.
P Ram
P Ram marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
Gerry Goertzen
Gerry Goertzen marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2014
Melissa marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2014
Sai Willie
Sai Willie marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
More Words
More Words marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2014
Neroli Locateli
Neroli Locateli marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2014
Diana Ang
Diana Ang marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2014
Maryx marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2014
Ravikumar marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Nahi marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Humera marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2014
Siddharth Sangwan
Siddharth Sangwan marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Rakesh Thaker
Rakesh Thaker marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2014
Erron Buckley
Erron Buckley marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2014
Agustina Leiva
Agustina Leiva marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2014
Sand marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2014
Sharon Wikel
Sharon Wikel marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2014
Ryna Rock
Ryna Rock marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2014
Robin marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2014
Aakriti Gupta
Aakriti Gupta is currently reading it
Sep 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 31 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World
  • Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
  • The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism
  • The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic
  • Makeda
  • Did God Have a Wife?: Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel
  • Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening
  • The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation
  • Solomon's Angels: A Novel
  • Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
  • Maat the 11 laws of God
  • A Crossing or the Drop`s History
  • A Search for the King
  • Initiation Into Hermetics
  • The Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth
  • The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland
  • Spirit Allies: Meet Your Team from the Other Side
  • Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
Climate Change and the Private Sector: Scaling Up Private Sector Response to Climate Change: Managing Climate Risks and Financing Carbon Neutral Energy ... Explorations in Environmental Economics)

Share This Book

“Bob and I talked occasionally about the Church and religion, and once both expressed our amazement that we had somehow been born into the one group of people who were living as true Christians should. After all, we could just as easily have been born into a family that watched TV or, heaven forbid, into a family of Baptists!” 0 likes
More quotes…