I am reposting this 2013 review because christianaudio.com is giving away this book as an MP3 (or M4B) audiobook for the month of August 2015.
Rosaria Champagne was a hard-core liberal activist, a devoted lesbian and a tenured professor of feminism and post-modern thought at Syracuse University. Then she met Jesus over a summer break–an encounter that she describes as a “train wreck.” Everything about her lifestyle, beliefs, ideology, and community was completely overturned as she began being transformed by her new Christianity. She ends up as a pastor’s wife in a theologically conservative and culturally traditional Presbyterian church, a home school mom teaching classical education to her adopted and foster kids.
Along the way the reader is privileged to hear a mature perspective on Christian living by an “outsider”–a believer who wasn’t brought up in the church, sees through all the lingo, and has the writing chops and courage to cut to the chase in analyzing much of the Christian sub-culture. Some of her experiences are pretty uncomfortable to read, like the well-meaning lady who balked at Rosaria’s testimony, or a close friend who doesn’t see the value in adopting or fostering. This is a wonderful story of the transformative power of the gospel.
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