A Tiny Step Away from Deepest Faith: Teenager's Search for Meaning

In a society where my generation is often mischaracterized or misunderstood by parents and those around them, assumed to be irreligious, cynical, and jaded, I intend to depict it as I see it which is to say a generation lying just at the door of faith, having rejected everything but faith itself Having assumed everything to be meaningless, we are very close to accepting In a society where my generation is often mischaracterized or misunderstood by parents and those around them, assumed to be irreligious, cynical, and jaded, I intend to depict it as I see it which is to say a generation lying just at the door of faith, having rejected everything but faith itself Having assumed everything to be meaningless, we are very close to accepting God as the only source of meaning Marjorie Corbman In this candid, thought provoking account, seventeen year old Marjorie Corbman teaches the rest of us something about faith She recounts her own experiences as well as those of many of her friends, dismantling with remarkable transparency and grace the misconceptions surrounding today s teenagers Chapters focus on issues and experiences that Corbman and her peers are searching for such as intimacy, tradition, eternity, community, justice, escape and how each relates to what Corbman calls the one thing needful faith Much has been written about teenagers, from self help books for parents to young adult novels, but very little has been written by teens themselves This is a book that is sorely needed, both for adults wishing to understand today s kids, and also for those teenagers who wish to assign some meaning to their beliefs, sufferings, and searching.
A Tiny Step Away from Deepest Faith Teenager s Search for Meaning In a society where my generation is often mischaracterized or misunderstood by parents and those around them assumed to be irreligious cynical and jaded I intend to depict it as I see it which is

  • Title: A Tiny Step Away from Deepest Faith: Teenager's Search for Meaning
  • Author: Marjorie Corbman
  • ISBN: 9781557254290
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Tiny Step Away from Deepest Faith: Teenager's Search for Meaning”

    1. It's very hard to judge someone else's spiritual journey, and I appreciate that Marjorie has put hers to paper and shared. However, I was never entranced, but thought she had some good kernels to share. I had read this once before - in a Powell's aisle.

    2. "When I was eleven, maybe twelve, during the unhappiest period of my life, I remember being turned speechless by a painting of Christ." Thus starts this amazing little book, a journey of doubt and faith, written by a very mature seventeen-year old who was raised in a Reformed Jewish home but who wanders through and asks questions about atheism, Wicca, and eventually Christianity as it is found in the Orthodox faith.Rarely have I found such a testimony with the depth I found here, and it is scatt [...]

    3. "The desert is the holy land because there is nothing. Nothing but you, your cross, and Christ. Evil is there too, and temptation. But we all come out into the desert to be saved." This wasn't my favorite book, but it was definitely interesting to read about faith and meaning from the perspective of such a young author.

    4. This above average teenager explains how passionately she feels about God, a little bit about her journey towards God, and how she feels that teenagers are striving toward a conventional image of God, even as they explore alternative religions.

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