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Becoming Catholic, Again: Connecting the Faith We Were Taught with the Faith We Live

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"Everywhere I go, I find Catholics moving into adult faith and also longingfor adult faith--usuallywithout even knowing it. Here is an excellentbook that can partnerboth groups on their journeys.Becoming Catholic,Againis deeply personal, very readable, and quite solid theology too. You don'toften get all three!"

-- Fr.Richard Rohr,O.F.M.

For many Catholics, practicing one's
Paperback, 244 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Loyola Press
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Apr 04, 2013 Brianne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: parents, memoir, religion
The title is very misleading - this book is barely, if at all, specific to Catholicism, and could easily speak to just about any denomination - the author just happens to be Catholic. The book focuses on denominational religion as a medium through which we connect to God, and each chapter includes personal anecdotes and an excellent series of exercises. I am not Catholic, and I had no trouble at all getting something from this book. The writing can occasionally get a tiny bit bound up in the ...more
Kate Brady
Aug 20, 2013 Kate Brady rated it it was ok
I got this book because it was only like $2 during one of Amazon's monthly sales and I think I was going through a phase of being fascinated by various forms of spirituality. It turned out to be a decent quick read, though I think it could have been titled a lot better. It's just about as relevant for any religion (and maybe even just general spiritualities,) and especially any Christian religions as it is for Catholicism. I'm not really religious at all, and I found it to be relevant even for ...more
Warhammer Grantham
Jun 21, 2014 Warhammer Grantham rated it liked it
For those of us raised in a religious tradition, it can frequently be difficult for that childlike faith to make sense in adulthood. Brunell's voice very much acknowledges that 'breaking point' where the faith she had up until that point, simply wasn't sufficient for her to hold onto. The book is a series of stories from the author's life, each accompanied by a suggested meditation and life practice. The author doesn't attempt to gloss over any of her own embarrassing experiences, so the voice ...more
Feb 11, 2016 Joanne rated it it was ok
Brunnell is a pastoral minister and mother of 4. Her book reads like a spiritual journal. I would have liked her to elaborate more on where she disagrees with the RCC as well as more explanation of how she holds these challenging areas and a faith practice at church at the same time.
Jan 17, 2013 Monica rated it liked it
Difficult writing style at times. I appreciated and could relate to some of her personal anecdotes.
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