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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: an English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield.

posted May 30, 2014, 10:14 AM by Kelly Griffin   [ updated May 30, 2014, 10:18 AM ]
The theme of this book is Amazing Grace. The author was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a leader of the feminist agenda and living a lesbian lifestyle when she was stopped in her tracks by kindness of a Christian pastor who eventually led her to saving faith in Christ. The journey was long and arduous and infinitely instructive. The lessons are many both for anyone caught in the web of sexual sin as well as for the self-righteous Christians who help them stay there by their harsh and unloving reactions.

I wish I could get everyone in our church to read this book. It shows the price one has to pay in patience and time to lead someone to Christ. It shows the extreme demands of true discipleship as opposed to the easy believism that many of us were raised on and it depicts grace in a thousand ways as Rosaria slowly finds her way from a life dedicated to the causes of feminism and sexual license to a higher calling as a wife and mother of numerous foster children. Highly recommended and thought-provoking.