Book Review: Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

Surprised by OxfordA Memoir

By Carolyn Weber
Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description 

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.
Carolyn Weber arrives for graduate study at Oxford University a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of love and a life that matters.
This savvy, beautifully written, credible account of Christian conversion follows the calendar and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader.

This book is pretty lengthy, yet very interesting. It was not my kind of book that I normally would pick, but after reading some really good reviews (and nothing else was up for review that I wanted) I decided to go for it.
I am glad I did. It is a page turner. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. As usual for me, I found some info that I wanted to skip over from boredom (I am easily bored, must be the ADD). But more times than not, I was glued to the pages and was upset if I had to stop reading to cook for my family.

The author does a great job of describing what was going on. She provoked deep thought.
Her writing style is colorful and fun, not weighted down with too much seriousness, which I don’t like because I would rather be laughing and smiling when I am reading a book, and this book provides that. God really worked in her life and used a liberal system to find Him.

Over all, the book is a great intellectual read and I do recommend it. It is an amazing read.

This book was provided to me for free for an honest review from:
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