"Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life" by Lauren F. Winner

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

In her spiritual memoir, Girl Meets God, Lauren Winner writes with refreshing wit and occasional eloquence about her pilgrimage from Orthodox Judaism to evangelical Protestantism (in this case, the Episcopal church). This twenty-something graduate student draws on a wide breadth of knowledge-both personally and professionally-to discuss a variety of religious experiences. Her father was a Reform Jew and her mother a lapsed Southern Baptist. "No one in my family … talked about God," she admits. Winner, herself, is now finishing a Ph.D. in American religious history at Columbia University. The book's organization ...

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