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.
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Corbman offers readers a rare and thought-provoking gem: the story of a teenage girl struggling with life's biggest questions about meaning, love, suffering, loneliness, and most of all, God. Her story will resonate not because it sounds authentically young adult, but because she is a young adult herself, still searching. She differs only in that she has found a surer spiritual footing than most her age.
Publishers Weekly, July 4, 2005
I was a youth pastor for ten years, and I've read lots of teenagers' reflections on God and faith. Never have I seen so articulate and moving a work of spiritual memoir from a teenager as Marjorie Corbman's. She writes with beauty and insight beyond her years, and I imagine that we'll be hearing lots more from her. Her writing is yet more evidence that there is, indeed, a loving God.
Tony Jones, author of The Sacred Way and Postmodern Youth Ministry June 4, 2005
Writing about the struggle of finding a faith may seem beyond the ken of a teenager, but Corbmon's sincerity and knowledge of religious traditions makes this compelling reading. . .As Corbman traces her spiritual thinking, the strongest moments come when she writes about coming face to face with a living Jesus, who now informs her life at every level. The intensity of her experience will affect others her age the most.
Booklist, August 4, 2005