Out of Sorts

Making Peace with an Evolving Faith
Narrated by: Joell A. Jacob
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

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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

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

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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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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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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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a warm compress on a weary heart

this book found me at the right place in the right time. for any who may find themselves in a spiritual wilderness, perhaps if you’re in the US as a response to the intense division under the umbrellas of “evangelical” and “Christian” this book challenged me to look at Jesus again. To read my Bible again. To show up fully to the life God has given me. (Yes, it’s true, the narration is really hard to get past but a few chapters in I was able to get used to it).

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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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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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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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Interesting viewpoint

The author holds some interest if not debatable views on some points in the book. It made me wish I could sit down and have a conversation face to face with her. Overall a good, interesting story.