Deciding to walk away from God did not come easily or quickly. Nor did the decision to return.
These kinds of tumultuous events feel as if they happen impulsively, spontaneously. But, if we take the time to look back at patterns, we find the seeds of the decision sown years before the actual action. This was not a book medical fiction writer Lin Wilder planned to write. Ever. Until she remembered a promise made to a friend years before.
Author Wilder explains: Exactly how much of my personal life should be included in this book has been a tough decision to make. This is, after all, the story of a conversion, not an autobiography. Many of my choices, judgments, and their consequences remain painful, even humiliating to revisit, writing them down, even more so. Initially, I questioned the relevance of describing elements of my career, education and relationships with men- in short, my pre-Catholic world in detail. Since I did not convert until midlife, there are a lot of territories to cover. But I realize that my use of the term ‘lost years’ makes no sense unless I place them squarely in the context of the person I was then. Without the details of my early life, unpleasant as they are to recall, much less write, this sense of drifting and of aimlessness are merely words which lack substance. They are unidimensional. In talks to church groups about life with and without my faith, I frequently used ‘ground’ while I stomped the floor I stood on, forcefully, as I worked to convey what is gained and lost with and without faith.
Faith and all which accompanies religion like regular church attendance and a belief that there is something greater here, someone present, informs our decisions and choices, even our goals. Just so, its absence widens all boundaries. More and more is acceptable.
This, at times, brutally honest story of the reasons for Wilder’s walk away from God, then years later, return, cannot fail to provoke and challenge.
Finding the Narrow Path: Patterns, Faith and Searching is a poignant, moving, and inspirational book that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while moving them at the same time. Finding the Narrow Path is written by author Lin Wilder and Wilder throughout Finding the Narrow Path will take her readers on an incredible journey. The journey the reader will encounter is at times is incredibly moving, but the book is also an uplifting, inspirational one that will inspire you and bring you closer to God. If you are a reader who is looking to read a personal book that is unlike anything you have read before and a book, that is the perfect combination of inspiration, heart, and poignancy, then Finding the Narrow Path is the book for you and should not be missed.
Finding the Narrow Path: Patterns, Faith and Searching is a memorable book that will take its readers on a journey full of ups and downs but ultimately inspiration and love. The reader in Finding the Narrow Path will meet the writer and narrator, Lin Wilder, who will share her journey in a brutally honest and raw way. In Finding the Narrow Path, Lin shares her decision to walk away from God but ultimately return to him again years later. Lin in her book shares her decisions, thoughts, and processes from a period of many years and what led to her leaving and then returning. The result is poignant, moving, and inspiring and should not be missed!
Finding the Narrow Path is a poignant, moving, and compelling piece of nonfiction that will help, inspire, and captivate its readers from the very start until the very end. Finding the Narrow Path is an influential, powerful book because it deals with the topic of God and explores finding God through the eyes of the author Lin Wilder.
Finding the Narrow Path is an exceptional book not only for the author’s candor but also for the information she has so expertly laced throughout the book. Wilder is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write this book and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. Wilder’s impeccable writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.
Overall Finding the Narrow Path is an insightful, informative, inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored and coming out the other side, then this book is for you, and so Finding the Narrow Path gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers! You won’t regret it.
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