Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir [Paperback]
Carolyn Weber (Author)
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A girl-meets-God style memoir of an agnostic who, through her surprising opportunity to study at Oxford, comes to a dynamic personal faith in God.
While this story is mainly about her journey of finding God and the decision to put her faith in Him, it includes many stories of her life that relate to that decision and her first year at Oxford. While the story was quite long, it was enjoyable and thoughtful and varied enough to keep one's interest.
Her story was full of quotes from poetry or other literature, which was lovely, I love it when people use quotes.
This book reminds me a little of Lauren F Winner’s “Girl Meets God”, which is one of my favourite books, they are both thoughtful, researched memoirs of the author’s struggle to reconcile their life experience and previous beliefs with the truth of who Jesus Christ really is.
I would recommend this book to others, particularly to those who enjoy biographies and the questions of those who struggle with questions of faith.

I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze and Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of this review.


  1. It sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book ~ I appreciate your review...I always like to 'know' what others think of a book before I consider a purchase.