Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace that Passes All Understanding

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Penguin, 2008 - 238 páginas
An NPR commentatorÂ's story of an unlikely epiphany and the healing power of faith

After years of sleeping around, working as a waitress, and suffering booze- induced blackouts, Heather King settled into sobriety, marriage, and a financially lucrative but unfulfilling career in a Beverly Hills law firm. As someone who had reached middle age “never believing in much of anything,” she found herself in the last place she thought sheÂ'd end up: the Catholic church.

Redeemed describes the steps of KingÂ's journey—from finding herself holed up on the couch reading Hermits of the World (and then wondering why she and her husband werenÂ't having sex) to dealing with the breast cancer that brought her face-to-face with the Virgin Mary. With the death of her father and the devastation of divorce, she connects with Jesus Christ: “A guy who hung out with lepers, paralytics, the possessed: this is someone I can trust.”

This is a profound, fervent, darkly funny tale of an ongoing conversion by a Catholic who, however devout, is about as far from saintlike as can be imagined. Fans of Lauren WinnersÂ's Girl Meets God and Anne LamottÂ's writings will be drawn to KingÂ's refreshing sense of humor, mesmerizing voice, and piercing honesty.
 

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Sobre el autor (2008)

A lawyer turned writer, Heather King is a commentator for NPRÂ's All Things Considered and a communicant at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Los Angeles. She is the author of the memoir Parched. Her work has appeared in the Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies.

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