Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir
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Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir  -     By: Carolyn Weber

Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Paperback

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When Carolyn Weber set out to study Romantic literature at Oxford University, she didn't give much thought to God or spiritual matters. However, over the course of her studies she encountered the Jesus of the Bible and found her world turned upside down. Her memoir, Surprised by Oxford chronicles her conversion experience with wit, humor and insight into how becoming a Christian changes and discovers everything anew. Rich with illustration and poetic references, Surprised by Oxford is gritty, lyrical and spiritually perceptive.

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Title: Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir
By: Carolyn Weber
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 084992183X
ISBN-13: 9780849921834
UPC: 9780849921834
Stock No: WW921830

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When Carolyn Weber set out to study Romantic literature at Oxford University, she didn't give much thought to God or spiritual matters—but over the course of her studies she encountered the Jesus of the Bible and her world turned upside down. Surprised by Oxford chronicles her conversion experience with wit, humor, and insight into how becoming a Christian changed her.

Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of truth, love, and a life that matters.

From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Surprised by Oxford is:

  • The witty memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God
  • Rich with illustration and literary references
  • Gritty, humorous, and spiritually perceptive
  • An inside look at Oxford University

Weber eloquently describes a journey many of us have embarked upon, grappling with tough questions and doubts about the meaning of faith—and ultimately finding it in the most unlikely of places.

Author Bio

Carolyn Weber holds her BA from the University of Western Ontario and her M.Phil and D.Phil degrees from Oxford University. She has been Associate Professor of Romantic Literature at Seattle University; she has also taught at Westmont College, University of San Francisco and Oxford University. Carolyn and her husband share the joy of parenting three spirited children in Santa Barbara, CA and London, Canada.  Find her online at www.pressingsave.com.

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