Monday, July 2, 2012

Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley Review & Giveaway

From Amazon - At age twenty-one, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At twenty-three, she left the church and went searching for refuge in the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?

Faith and Other Flat Tires is one woman's search for God in a world full of diversity.  The daughter of missionary parents, Andrea questions her faith as a young adult.  She sees many suffer and questions God's decision - why did they have to suffer horribly? How is that fair?  Through-out her journey that she shares with the reader is inspiration, humor, doubt and the quest of faith.  Easy to read, with stories Andrea shares of her two year journey, Faith and Other Flat Tires doesn't come across preachy at all, but realistic and true.  Andrea does resume her faith in God, but on her own terms, in a different way.  Page-turning, personal, and at times, thoguht-provoking, Faith and Other Flat Tires is a memoir that I highly recommend!

Andrea Palpant Dilley grew up in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries and spent the rest of her childhood in the Pacific Northwest. She studied English literature and writing at Whitworth University. Her work as a writer has appeared in Rock and Sling, Geez, and Utne Reader, as well as the anthology Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical. Her work as a documentary producer has aired nationally on American Public Television. She lives with her husband and daughter in Austin, Texas. For more information, go to

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The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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