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Nearly Orthodox

On Being a Modern Woman in an Ancient Tradition
Narrated by: Angela Doll Carlson
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Catholic schoolgirl to punk rocker to emergent church planter, Angela Doll Carlson traveled a spiritual path that in many ways mirrors that of a whole generation. She takes us with her on a deep and revealing exploration of the forces that drove her toward Orthodoxy and the challenges that long kept her from fully entering in.

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All Author, No Orthodoxy

I have no idea what this woman believes. I know she has a fierce loyalty to Roman Catholicism, she has a significant amount of social anxiety, she places a lot of emphasis on her appearance and politics. She says she was a part of a lot of failed churches, but never tells us anything about them. She talks a lot about the stress of her family, but I have no idea if she loves her husband. If she didn’t emphasize how much she does for them I would have the impression she is ambivalent about her children. She spends the entire book coming up with reasons she can’t be Orthodox but none of them are serious. She avoids talking to people in church and only attends Vespers and then wrings her hands that maybe Orthodoxy isn’t for her.

This is more of a memoir or journal than a conversion story or even book about faith.

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Personal

Personal, well written and thought provoking. Not an academic apologetics piece but a story worth hearing.

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Traditional Christianity is the new, "new wave".!

Inspiring tale. How does a liberal feminist join a traditional faith system. Slightly worded from a woman's perspective.

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Angela feels like a good friend when you are done

Really like how many times I chuckled, or smiled, or even said, "yeah, I know, right?!" out loud while listening to Angela tell her journey. Good listen. I have the book but couldn't get around to it, so I decided to listen to it on a long drive. Great choice.

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Top Notch

Great story for strong women, the West, history, rural life. Truly captivating start to finish.

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