Book Review: Something Other Than God, by Jennifer Fulwiler


To Jennifer Fulwiler, the concept of God was ridiculous…until it wasn’t. In this memoir of her conversion from atheism to Catholicism, Jennifer details how discovering the inaccuracies and inadequacies of her assumptions about the meaning of life nudged her into openness to belief in God. She also shares how God drew her, personally, to himself, by making his loving influence in her life so obvious that she could no longer resist or deny it.

I found this book to be very thoughtful and encouraging, and I recommend it. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that it needed better copy editing; there were a lot of distracting punctuation errors.

I am marking this off as “A book about joy or happiness” for the #VTReadingChallenge. (After all, the subtitle is “How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It.”)


2 responses to “Book Review: Something Other Than God, by Jennifer Fulwiler

  1. I haven’t read the book but I would be interested to hear her reasoning. What about his loving influence was so obvious to her?

    • It’s kind of hard to explain without describing the plot and details of the whole book. I’m sorry I don’t have time to do that, but I think the book is a worthwhile read if you’re interested. 🙂

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