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Finding God at Harvard by Kelly Monroe Kullberg
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Dec 15, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: religion-spirituality
Read from November 06 to December 14, 2011

Boy, am I glad I finished reading this book! A friend recommended it highly. Said it would change my life and strenghen my belief in God. It did neither. And that's what's disappointing about it.

I am a believer, I think. But I have a lot of questions and my faith could use some strengthening. I thought this book, written by intellectuals who believe, would be more convincing. The book is a compilation of essays written by people who attended Harvard or taught at Harvard and felt that they could not freely espouse their Christian beliefs there. They, however, found ways to form a community of believers on campus and to advocate for more acceptance of diversity of religious beliefs and a return to Harvard's Christian roots.

There are a few good essays in the book but most of them to me, were very forgettable. That may be because I really had to struggle to keep my focus and had to re-read sentences several times. Perhaps one has to have a Ph.D to understand what these people are talking about.

I will have to look elsewhere for my answers.
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Heila Hello! Have you heard of "The Reason for God," by Tim Keller? After reading your review here, I'm wondering if you might like it. It's not a quick read, but has some really excellent examinations of questions about God and life. The author also teaches at churches near you. (!) All the best in your search for answers.

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