Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Lover Of Words Meets the Living Word

Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir

While a graduate student at Oxford University, Carolyn Weber is drawn into an adventure she never expected. Nothing in her background has inspired a search for spiritual truth but, while in the midst of the educational elite, she begins to question her beliefs.

On this journey, she meets a variety of elite individuals in the world of those who seek empirical proof of every thought. What she finds is extremes in thought, experience, and opinion. Those she encounters believe totally in a living God or totally deny His existence.

I was thoroughly fascinated by the story of Carolyn Weber. I was drawn in and couldn't stop reading. I loved the intellectual pursuit of truth. Based on the typical thought that high IQ equals non-belief, it was powerful to hear of a number of highly intellectual people who proclaim God as alive, well and active in their lives.

I highly recommend Surprised by Oxford.

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