Saturday, September 3, 2011

Surprised by Oxford A Memoir by Carolyn Weber

Surprised by Oxford

A Memoir

Carolyn Weber

Thomas Nelson

This is an excellent memoir that describes the spiritual journey of a young woman who is pursuing her Masters in Literature at Oxford. She takes a spiritual journey from agnosticism to faith, from darkness to enlightenment in the midst of an academic culture against faith in Christ. Her writing is reflective of her major. She writes descriptively and uses a scholar’s vocabulary plus a few non scholarly words in appropriate circumstances. She meets some great Christian academics whose maturity in Christ help her along the way. There is a little romance thrown in to the story as well, but the true romance is in finding the relationship with Jesus.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I debated on whether or not to read it, but I would have missed an excellent book if I had not. There were times I laughed, and there were other times that made me think. I often found myself highlighting things that made me think or see God’s Word and Works in a new light. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I would also recommend it to book group wanting a book to delve into and discuss. I think that it can fill that niche.

This book was provided by Thomas Nelson’s book review blogger’s program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my very own. I am disclosing this according to the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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