Memoir of a Misfit: Finding My Place in the Family of God
Jossey-Bass, 2003/01/09 - 189 ページ
"In a sense, of course, all believers are strangers in a strange land— some, as they say, are just stranger than others. That would be my friends and me." Like Marcia Ford, most of us have felt, at one time or another, as if we are on a different wavelength from the rest of the world. Try as we might, we don't fit in— not in society and certainly not in the church. Despite our best efforts at camouflage, despite our hopes that we may finally have found a group of kindred believers, people still look at us funny. But if we stop to think about it, we're not in bad company. After all, Jesus was something of a misfit in His day, too.
In this funny, fresh, and frank memoir, Marcia Ford chronicles her spiritual journey as a self-proclaimed misfit, telling the engaging story of one woman's efforts to fit into both society and the Christian church. Candid about her shortcomings and her sneaking suspicion that she may really be a square peg in a round hole, Marcia discovers that it is precisely because of her uniqueness that she is able to claim God's abundant grace and come to experience God more fully.
Rather than resorting to blame or victimhood, Marcia's tale vividly recounts universal experiences such as isolation, loneliness, and depression, as manifested in the life of one person. Yet ultimately, "Memoir of a Misfit i"s a story of redemption and self-acceptance. With compassion and clarity, this book will help fellow "misfits" everywhere find an appreciation for their own uniqueness and their special place in the family of God. For those of us who sometimes feel alienated from God, and even from ourselves, Marcia Ford's spiritual journey illuminates a pattern forreconciliation.
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Review: Memoir of a Misfit: Finding My Place in the Family of Godユーザー レビュー - Kathy - Goodreads
Loved this book. I didn't know the author, but I was captivated by the cover and it was on clearance. I don't agree with all her theology, but I do understand her heart. I could have been reading my story! I thoroughly enjoye the read. レビュー全文を読む
Review: Memoir of a Misfit: Finding My Place in the Family of Godユーザー レビュー - Lara - Goodreads
Me to a T! It was a great comfort to know I'm not the only one who experienced organized religion this way. レビュー全文を読む