• Out of Sorts

  • Making Peace with an Evolving Faith
  • By: Sarah Bessey
  • Narrated by: Joell A. Jacob
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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Out of Sorts

By: Sarah Bessey
Narrated by: Joell A. Jacob
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Publisher's Summary

In Out of Sorts, Sarah Bessey, award-winning blogger and author of Jesus Feminist, helps us grapple with core Christian issues using a mixture of beautiful storytelling and biblical teaching. As she candidly shares her wrestlings with core issues - such as who Jesus is, what place the church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it is rather than what we want it to be - she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions. In the process of gently helping us sort things out, Bessey teaches us how to be as comfortable with uncertainty as we are with solid answers. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.

©2015 Sarah Bessey (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"I love this book." (Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine)

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Sounded like a robot reading this!

Would you try another book from Sarah Bessey and/or Joell A. Jacob?

I am beyond disappointed in this experiencing. I could barely get past the foreword because of the automated sound of the reader. She sounds like those cartoons with the female robot voice. Or it's like being read to by Siri. I was SOOO looking forward to this book, but I will have to buy the book and read it myself, because listening to this was unbearable. I hate writing such a negative review, but seriously y'all, this was BEYOND bad.

What other book might you compare Out of Sorts to and why?

I don't know.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joell A. Jacob?

Anyone. Literally, anyone would have to have been better.

Did Out of Sorts inspire you to do anything?

Write this review and wish I could get my money back...

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Clarity

This book gave me clarity on what I have been thinking and wrestling with for many years! I cried tears of relief and deep understanding of the journey God has asked me to go on with Him. I could never quite put my finger on it until I read this book. Itwas great to know that I was not alone.

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Profound insightful, vulnerable, real

As a church Born and raised in person withi an every evolving faith and experiences of restlessness I highly recommend

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Terrible audio

I could even listen to 10 minutes of this book before I stopped and exchanged it. It sounds like it's being read by a 90's robot. It's impossible to listen to and enjoy. I love listening to Sarah on podcasts, I wish she would do the audio for her own books.

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My heart and mind

My heart resonated with Sarah Bessey’s words. I’ve been sorting my faith for several years...and yet with all the problems I am having with evangelicalism these days, my mantra remains”stay.”
Sarah is an old soul. If you a Boomer that grew up in the Jesus movement of the 60’s and 70’s you will get her!

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Love her work!

Highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to grow in faith. A wonderful and thought provoking listen!

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This is it!

This is the book that has most changed my life and challenged my constants....but at the same time has been a soothing balm, a reassurance on a painful journey. I’m in crumbles but this book let me know that THATS ok.

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Very insightful and heartwarming.

Very insightful and heartwarming. It made me feel safe with my faith questions and confident I am loved by Jesus even when I don't understad it all.The narrator did an excellent job.

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Is Siri reading this book?!

The story itself is wonderful. Sarah Bessey is one of my favorite authors. But about 10 minutes into this book I had to turn it off and buy the printed copy on Amazon. The narrator sounds like a robot and the inflection and timing is way off. It was so distracting I had to stop listening. I'm so disappointed.

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Beautiful, Encouraging Book

I absolutely loved this book from the very first sentence: "Once upon a time you had it all beautifully sorted out. Then you didn't."

I just finished reading Out of Sorts and I already want to read it again and soak it in deep. Sarah's words are so encouraging and her love for Jesus is contagious. I see myself in so much of her story, though we are from different denominational backgrounds. Sarah reminds us that it is okay to have questions and doubts and experience a bit of wilderness time. And she is so gracious in her writing about how we all need each other, all the various streams of Christianity. I love her vulnerability and honesty and the prayer at the end of the book nearly had me in tears. Do yourself a favor and read this book. You will be blessed!

#Inspiring #faithshift #Spirituality #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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