"One day you wake up, and the old patterns of belief fit the person you've become like the clothes you've outgrown. You long for a new way of being, a new map to find the God who looks and feels and sounds so very unlike the old fire-breathing, finger-wagging God of your evangelical days. And you wonder, 'What comes next? Is any of it worth saving? How do I build a new framework for my faith?'
If you have ever asked these questions, if you have ever felt unmoored and unsure of everything except that you can't go back to the way things were before, consider this book fresh manna in the wilderness.
As I turned every page, I wondered how Jennifer knew my story, my struggles, my secret longings. I thought, 'Wow, I've been waiting on this book. I need this book.' I voraciously consumed every story and insight and challenge and question and invitation to go deeper.
This book feels like someone turned on a flashlight in a dark room... Through Jennifer's hilarious stories, we encounter God in these pages, in the most unexpected ways. As Jennifer finds her voice, she helps us to find ours. And we are reminded that God is big enough for our questions, but that this same God might show up and offer us some rather unconventional answers."
-- Brittney Cooper, Asst. Prof. of Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, Co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective, and Contributing Writer to Salon.