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A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice. Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice. Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and Christianity into a vibrant and loving belief system. Filled with personal anecdotes, this book tells the story of St. Clair's journey of self-discovery and revelation, from her initial fear and guilt to her ultimate sense of peace and joy. With warmth and heartfelt reverence, St. Clair discusses vital aspects of Witchcraft and Christianity, as well as the commonalities between the two. Monotheism vs. polytheism Magical practice The teachings of Christ Goddess worship The femininity of God The Wheel of the Year Praying the rosary Sacred space


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A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice. Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice. Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and Christianity into a vibrant and loving belief system. Filled with personal anecdotes, this book tells the story of St. Clair's journey of self-discovery and revelation, from her initial fear and guilt to her ultimate sense of peace and joy. With warmth and heartfelt reverence, St. Clair discusses vital aspects of Witchcraft and Christianity, as well as the commonalities between the two. Monotheism vs. polytheism Magical practice The teachings of Christ Goddess worship The femininity of God The Wheel of the Year Praying the rosary Sacred space

30 review for The Path of a Christian Witch

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lee Harmon

    Joyce called me to the center of the circle. I walked up to her, my heart pounding in my chest. Our eyes locked. She said, “Adelina, have you chosen your deity pair?” I answered, “I have.” She continued, “Who have you chosen?” I took a deep breath, bathed in the energy of this holy gathering and stated for all to hear, “Jesus of Nazareth and Mary of Magdala.” If you’re reading this from a Christian perspective, may I make a suggestion about how to approach this book? Don’t read critically. Suspen Joyce called me to the center of the circle. I walked up to her, my heart pounding in my chest. Our eyes locked. She said, “Adelina, have you chosen your deity pair?” I answered, “I have.” She continued, “Who have you chosen?” I took a deep breath, bathed in the energy of this holy gathering and stated for all to hear, “Jesus of Nazareth and Mary of Magdala.” If you’re reading this from a Christian perspective, may I make a suggestion about how to approach this book? Don’t read critically. Suspend disbelief, set aside your arguments, and enjoy the journey of this Christian-turned-Witch-turned-ChristianWitch as if reading a fantasy novel. As you approach the end of the book, gradually let it sink in that you’ve been reading a biography, the life-journey of a real person. I know little about the Wiccan religion, but my take on the book is this: Adelina St. Clair, the book’s author, discovered two basic truths in life. Christianity is real. Wiccan magic and practice is real. Both are good, both are healthy, Adelina needed the connection both to Christ and to nature’s rhythms, but the two religions are oil and water. Christians teach that witchcraft is evil, and Wiccans are polytheistic in practice. So what did Adelina do? She embraced Wiccan truths, but chose as a patron deity the Christian God and His pantheon (Jesus, Mary, the saints, the patriarchs, the angels). God is Love, writes John the Apostle. As a witch, Adelina agrees, saying “I believe in love, always and above all,” and hopes for a “new community of people, who will cultivate their light in a new-old way and spread a new wave of love into the world.” She turned to me briefly, let out a sigh, and said, “The answer is to love.” And she went on her way. There was something special about the way my angel told me the greatest secret of my life. She did not take on airs of mystery or make dramatic pauses to emphasize the importance of the message. Her attitude seemed to say, “There. You have it. Why are you so intent on finding something else? That’s all there is.”

  2. 4 out of 5

    Silke

    First of all for you need to see this book in its right setting. Especially for West European readers like myself. In Canada and the united states Christianity is still a big thing. Whole communities are built around a church and at times I thought “really, are you serious about this?” But that is when I learned I had to put it a little bit in perspective. Here the churches are running empty and we don’t really follow the guidelines in the bible anymore. This book caught my attention because I my First of all for you need to see this book in its right setting. Especially for West European readers like myself. In Canada and the united states Christianity is still a big thing. Whole communities are built around a church and at times I thought “really, are you serious about this?” But that is when I learned I had to put it a little bit in perspective. Here the churches are running empty and we don’t really follow the guidelines in the bible anymore. This book caught my attention because I myself are still trying to find a way to mix my pagan ways with my catholic upbringing. The book made reflect on my own path and my own spiritual journeys. She was even able to set a light on some of the problems I have been encountering. I especially loved the way she found a bridge between two religions that at first seem so different. Why only 3 starts then? Because this book was mend to be a memoir of a woman finding her path. And in sorts it was, but it was too vague and not all to personal. We learn little of the author herself. She spends lots of time describing rituals and how she replaces the names of the gods by Christian names. And that is all well, but if I were looking for a description of rituals I would read another book. Much better literature about that subject out there.

  3. 4 out of 5

    druidessprincess

    This book spoke to me. So deeply. So powerfully. I don't really have words right now. Just...all the feels. Beautiful. This book spoke to me. So deeply. So powerfully. I don't really have words right now. Just...all the feels. Beautiful.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kar Schmidt Holloway

    In general a sweet and lovely book to read. In parts I was definitely uncomfortable with the culturally appropriative and inaccurate comments regarding Indigenous religions and closed cultures and it was definitely not okay to use the g-slur. The ignorant comments about cultures outside her own was troublesome, but I have to say that those things aren't a huge part of the book. I'm really conflicted about this rating because the non-problematic parts of the book really are very very good. In general a sweet and lovely book to read. In parts I was definitely uncomfortable with the culturally appropriative and inaccurate comments regarding Indigenous religions and closed cultures and it was definitely not okay to use the g-slur. The ignorant comments about cultures outside her own was troublesome, but I have to say that those things aren't a huge part of the book. I'm really conflicted about this rating because the non-problematic parts of the book really are very very good.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    The Path of a Christian Witch is is a beautifully written account of one person's struggle to balance the faith she was born into and loved with a new found relationship with the Divine feminine. I really related to this book, being brought up Christian myself, and found a lot of comfort knowing that other people had gone through the same struggles. This book is an important work about spiritual tolerance. People of all religions spend so much time judging one another, and a person blending two The Path of a Christian Witch is is a beautifully written account of one person's struggle to balance the faith she was born into and loved with a new found relationship with the Divine feminine. I really related to this book, being brought up Christian myself, and found a lot of comfort knowing that other people had gone through the same struggles. This book is an important work about spiritual tolerance. People of all religions spend so much time judging one another, and a person blending two faiths gets it from both sides. "You cannot be a Christian and practice witchcraft! That's of the Devil!" "You worship Jesus? What a fluffy bunny." "Real Christians would never believe in a Goddess." "Don't worry, once you get more experience you'll drop that Christian phase." Instead of tearing people down, why not see the common ground we share? There are many paths to God, and just because another chooses to diverge from yours does not mean their path will not reach the Divine. Allow others to walk the path they were meant to walk, and be fulfilled all the more from yours. Let go of your fear, and love. For My law is love is unto all beings...Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in paganism or witchcraft but still feels a connection to their Christian roots or to any Christian or Pagan who wants to understand how someone could blend the two faiths together. If you approach this book with an open mind, I think you'll be surprised just how much it can teach you about your own faith and the many faces of God.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carola

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It's part memoir and part "how-to". Being someone who grew up Catholic, it gave me a lot to think about. All along I felt that the church (at least the ones I went to) only preached fear and used that to bully people into doing what they wanted. This is why I follow the Wiccan path. I loved the authors journey, but a little different than mine. I feel a pull and connection to elemental beings, the fairy folk, and mystical beings, so I don't think the Christian I really enjoyed reading this book. It's part memoir and part "how-to". Being someone who grew up Catholic, it gave me a lot to think about. All along I felt that the church (at least the ones I went to) only preached fear and used that to bully people into doing what they wanted. This is why I follow the Wiccan path. I loved the authors journey, but a little different than mine. I feel a pull and connection to elemental beings, the fairy folk, and mystical beings, so I don't think the Christian Witch path is 100% for me. I do, however, enjoy reading and learning about different religions for personal enrichment. I love how the author uses Mary Magdalene as her Lady, while Jesus is her Lord. Regardless of what the church says, I do believe that Mary Magdalene was Jesus's consort and that she was a powerful woman, hence why the Catholic church fears her and has tainted her name. I also like how the author follows "true" Christianity, which is what Jesus taught, being full of love and acceptance. Much different than what the churches teach nowadays. As I mentioned above, I truly enjoyed reading this book and might incorporate some of her suggestions into my daily life, but with a small modification. :-). Blessed Be!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gaile

    The author began in confusion over her christian faith and her interest in the feminine side of religion. During the course of this book, she manages to merge the two into a faith she can live with. She had a Roman Catholic upbringing. I too of that church but early Christianity had to work with the pagan beliefs of the common people who were very stubborn in letting go of them. Much of the rituals and practices of Catholicism have evolved out of the pagan religions. Much has also been lost. Find The author began in confusion over her christian faith and her interest in the feminine side of religion. During the course of this book, she manages to merge the two into a faith she can live with. She had a Roman Catholic upbringing. I too of that church but early Christianity had to work with the pagan beliefs of the common people who were very stubborn in letting go of them. Much of the rituals and practices of Catholicism have evolved out of the pagan religions. Much has also been lost. Finding her way through this maze is the root of her story. I found this book to be very inspiring, very uplifting and fascinating. It really absorbed my attention. Highly recommended.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sammy

    This was so painfully bad that I couldn't look away. It was truly like a really problematic and silly train wreck. My favorite passage : "I wrapped myself in white linen, covering myself from head to toe, and I walked to my altar. I lit a single white candle, symbol of purity. In my white shelter, I felt safe. I felt absolute "whiteness" surround me and inhabit me." Okaaaaaay. Clearly this book wasn't edited for possible white supremacy passages... I know the author wouldn't have MEANT it to sound This was so painfully bad that I couldn't look away. It was truly like a really problematic and silly train wreck. My favorite passage : "I wrapped myself in white linen, covering myself from head to toe, and I walked to my altar. I lit a single white candle, symbol of purity. In my white shelter, I felt safe. I felt absolute "whiteness" surround me and inhabit me." Okaaaaaay. Clearly this book wasn't edited for possible white supremacy passages... I know the author wouldn't have MEANT it to sound like she was protecting herself from non-white elements, but.....

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jenne

    The book was written from the perspective of a Catholic Christian so she very much had different views than my own Christianity. I was able to understand most of her Catholic background but it still didn't provide for me the connection with Christianity I was hoping for. She does however share my frustrations with feminism being cast down, authority/organized religion truncating personal spirituality so much of what she wrote was very familiar. Overall, I liked it. I'm glad I own a copy of it an The book was written from the perspective of a Catholic Christian so she very much had different views than my own Christianity. I was able to understand most of her Catholic background but it still didn't provide for me the connection with Christianity I was hoping for. She does however share my frustrations with feminism being cast down, authority/organized religion truncating personal spirituality so much of what she wrote was very familiar. Overall, I liked it. I'm glad I own a copy of it and will likely refer to it in the future. This book is probably a good starting point for me as I study more of the Goddess, and the female counterpart to my Heavenly Father. Next we need a book written by a Mormon in how to honor the divine by connecting with nature and seeking the divine feminine in everyday life. But don't look at me for that...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Amy Law

    I picked up this book out curiosity and was pleasantly surprised. I very much enjoyed the book. Its more a spiritual diary more than anything. But done in a very enjoyable way. Recommended for: those that feel conflicted between the two religions This book does seem to bring up an issue I see more and more lately in the pagan community. Which is this animosity against any differing of opinions. Its truly sad. The people who claim to be the most open minded, seem to become the most closed minded. I picked up this book out curiosity and was pleasantly surprised. I very much enjoyed the book. Its more a spiritual diary more than anything. But done in a very enjoyable way. Recommended for: those that feel conflicted between the two religions This book does seem to bring up an issue I see more and more lately in the pagan community. Which is this animosity against any differing of opinions. Its truly sad. The people who claim to be the most open minded, seem to become the most closed minded. People get so quick to label something as fluffy bunny or wrong, without out taking in account different people need different paths, and that they have no right to judge someone another's path. If you are truly an open minded person and truly wish for true freedom of religion then I suggest stop becoming what you claim to hate the most.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Moss

    this is one of the most beautiful accounts of a spiritual journey I have read so far ... pick this one up if you want validation if you've ever started to believe in something that seems odd. People are going to try and judge you ... exactly as this author went through. She's putting her story out there to tell you that this horrible misconception can be overcome. Puts multiple nails in the coffin of organized religion. this is one of the most beautiful accounts of a spiritual journey I have read so far ... pick this one up if you want validation if you've ever started to believe in something that seems odd. People are going to try and judge you ... exactly as this author went through. She's putting her story out there to tell you that this horrible misconception can be overcome. Puts multiple nails in the coffin of organized religion.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kit

    This book was the first I read on my spiritual journey. I think it really bridged the gap between Christianity and witchcraft, and enforced my own belief that Church dogma and the teachings of Jesus are, often times, two separate things. I recommend this book for anyone interested in witchcraft, but unsure how it will mesh with currently held beliefs. You'll learn a lot. This book was the first I read on my spiritual journey. I think it really bridged the gap between Christianity and witchcraft, and enforced my own belief that Church dogma and the teachings of Jesus are, often times, two separate things. I recommend this book for anyone interested in witchcraft, but unsure how it will mesh with currently held beliefs. You'll learn a lot.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Grete

    Part spiritual memoir, part apologetics, part how-to manual - this book tries to be and do too many things, and doesn't do any of them particularly well. Competent but uninspiring prose; curiously impersonal, for a memoir. St. Clair is seriously underinformed about the diversity within Christian theology and practice, and she relies heavily on stereotypes about the Church. Part spiritual memoir, part apologetics, part how-to manual - this book tries to be and do too many things, and doesn't do any of them particularly well. Competent but uninspiring prose; curiously impersonal, for a memoir. St. Clair is seriously underinformed about the diversity within Christian theology and practice, and she relies heavily on stereotypes about the Church.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Linda Fithian

    Christian Witch here I absolutely loved this book. It made me understand my feelings and know that I am not alone. Very informative and simply explained. Bravo!!!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    I'm not usually one for Memoires- and combination Memoires are usually the worst of the bunch. But I will admit, however, that despite this books faults... This is actually quite a good one; despite not being a Christian practitioner, I actually did get quite a few good quotations out of it. That being said, there are still problems. For the main instance: The regular use of "Judeo-Christian" throughout the book; "Judeo-Christian" does not exist. It is made up to erase the (very stark) ethical an I'm not usually one for Memoires- and combination Memoires are usually the worst of the bunch. But I will admit, however, that despite this books faults... This is actually quite a good one; despite not being a Christian practitioner, I actually did get quite a few good quotations out of it. That being said, there are still problems. For the main instance: The regular use of "Judeo-Christian" throughout the book; "Judeo-Christian" does not exist. It is made up to erase the (very stark) ethical and doctrinal, and other, differences between Judaism and Christianity while simultaneously driving a wedge between them and other Abrahamic faiths- particularly Islamic ones ... It is a mark of ignorance about Judaic practices that one would use such a word, and I encourage others to educate themselves on its history of use and the damage it (and the perception it creates) does. Smaller issues include some mentions of "Totems", the use of the word 'G*psy' once (that I caught), and talk about Shamanism and "Voodoo" in ways which imply appropriation (though no instruction is given directly on the later two that I noticed); one should be aware that 'G*psy' is an ethnic slur for the Rromani people, that should never be used- and that "Shamanism" and its derivatives are improper terms to use to refer to anything other than the Spirit practices of the Mongolian peoples. "Totem" should likewise be struck from one's vocabulary; etc. Additionally, she repeatedly calls what she does "Witchcraft", calls everyone a "Witch", and refers to certain "Wiccan" books throughout... In truth what she's actually speaking on is properly called NeoWicca, and is not Traditional Wicca. Yes, this distinction does matter- especially in today's age (and no, NeoWicca is not the same as Eclectic NeoPaganism. This distinction also matters). Some have mentioned other "issues"- such as the passage about White Light (white light representing purity and universal unity; not a difficult concept to grasp, and fairly common) during the section speaking on Personal bodily health and the need for self care and health retreats. But I think they're honestly reading too much into things and looking for things to be mad about. Still, if that's something that would bother you, there it is I guess. Even with these problems, however, it's still clear that the author has a fairly decent grasp of what NeoWicca was- and what it meant / means to be NeoWiccan- during the time frame the Memoir covers. It's also clear she's thought long and hard about where she fits into it all, and how these two practices mesh with one another. The result is truly, actually, a relatively beautiful synthesis. Many of the problems within the text, I believe- as with most of the older texts we have access to- really just come down to the age of the text and its author. The book was written in 2010 when many of these things were still acceptable, and some of the conversations surrounding the problematic nature of some of these words and concepts were only just beginning in the mainstream (and Lords know Llewellyn has never cared one iota about any of it and publishes whatever it pleases). And while I can't find any information about how old she is, the information provided in the memoir suggests that she was already in (or close to) her 30's or 40's at the time of its writing. In other words: Of a generation, too, to whom these concepts and the words for them would have been far more acceptable than they are to us today ... That does not excuse any of the issues within the book, mind you. But it does lend context to them- and that context is important. Yet they are still things to be aware of when reading this book. Outside of these issues, I simply would have liked to see better organization in regards to where actual informational sections are presented vs Memoir areas; after a certain point Mrs. St. Clair switches to doing both, but it feels disjointed. I would have liked to see more care given to that in the end. I don't know if I would actually recommend it to anyone, however, as it is a Memoir and not a real educational book. Though I guess if you yourself are struggling with how to combine Christianity, it may do you some good to see how someone else navigated their own life and discovery of faith.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Samantha 🤍

    actually dnf'd this book but I got most of the way through (108 of 181 according to the ebook version I had). I just wasn't connecting with this book much at all. The author had some really nice points, but at the same time some of the things she said just did not click with me. One of my biggest annoyances with the book was that she kept saying "Christians do this" or "Christians also celebrate this" when in reality it's not Christians as a whole, but *Catholics* who do those things, and since actually dnf'd this book but I got most of the way through (108 of 181 according to the ebook version I had). I just wasn't connecting with this book much at all. The author had some really nice points, but at the same time some of the things she said just did not click with me. One of my biggest annoyances with the book was that she kept saying "Christians do this" or "Christians also celebrate this" when in reality it's not Christians as a whole, but *Catholics* who do those things, and since I am more Baptist/Nazarene and not Catholic at all, a lot of the similarities and comparisons she made just did not apply to me. I would have appreciated some insight for other types of Christians, not just Catholics. I believe that was my biggest complaint

  17. 4 out of 5

    The Overflowing Inkwell

    I've never understood people's connection with Jesus. Every few years, I come back to give Christianity another try, as if it were some food I disliked, and am tasting it again to see if my tastebuds have changed since last time. Having run in Pagan circles for a good deal of my life at the same time, this is one of those books to revisit Christianity with, a trial run, a merger of two parts of my life as well as hers, and also a book I was very surprised to find in our tiny library in the South I've never understood people's connection with Jesus. Every few years, I come back to give Christianity another try, as if it were some food I disliked, and am tasting it again to see if my tastebuds have changed since last time. Having run in Pagan circles for a good deal of my life at the same time, this is one of those books to revisit Christianity with, a trial run, a merger of two parts of my life as well as hers, and also a book I was very surprised to find in our tiny library in the South. But I still don't get it. This book felt too short, too vague. I enjoyed reading it, but I wished there was more in every section. Something more concrete, perhaps even an in-depth look at exactly what she felt was Jesus and what was Church. I did think it was strange that in one retelling of a bad sermon, she recounts ranting to her husband about the exclusion in church of (among others) divorcees. And while the divorcees themselves might be one thing, what does she think about those who remarry? Because that actually was one of the things Jesus said, that divorce is wrong and those who remarry are adulterers. I would loved to have heard more about what all they did at her magical school. It sounds brilliant.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This book is much more a memoir than a “how to” book. So if that’s what your looking for it’s likely not going to satisfy. That said I love reading personal spiritual memoirs and like every one I have ever read there were real gems in this book. Sentences I just wanted to think about or linger over because they contained beautiful spiritual thoughts. If you want a primer on Wicca or paganism there are other places for that. But if you want to read about one woman’s spiritual journey and how she This book is much more a memoir than a “how to” book. So if that’s what your looking for it’s likely not going to satisfy. That said I love reading personal spiritual memoirs and like every one I have ever read there were real gems in this book. Sentences I just wanted to think about or linger over because they contained beautiful spiritual thoughts. If you want a primer on Wicca or paganism there are other places for that. But if you want to read about one woman’s spiritual journey and how she found freedom in drawing from different traditions, I recommend this book to you.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

    Thank you, Adelina St Clair. I was feeling alone in my struggles and your experiences have helped ease my ... confusion. Like St Clair, I was raised Catholic, but then converted to Orthodoxy. I am still Ukrainian Orthodox though I feel pulled to a more natural path. Some friends and associates who realized my struggle, suggested this book - and I am so grateful. I feel as though a burden has been lifted. I just have to blend my worlds to mesh with what I am. As long as I harm no one, including my Thank you, Adelina St Clair. I was feeling alone in my struggles and your experiences have helped ease my ... confusion. Like St Clair, I was raised Catholic, but then converted to Orthodoxy. I am still Ukrainian Orthodox though I feel pulled to a more natural path. Some friends and associates who realized my struggle, suggested this book - and I am so grateful. I feel as though a burden has been lifted. I just have to blend my worlds to mesh with what I am. As long as I harm no one, including myself, then all is good.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sherry Archer

    This book was exactly what I needed exactly when I needed it. I appreciate how the author was completely open and honest about her practice and how she got there. I can relate to so much of her spiritual experience and questions about religion ,God, Jesus and the Holy Sprit. This book was easy to read and understand and perfectly aligned the two practices to make them one. The author gave examples of daily practice, complex practices and easy practices. I am great full that the Universe put this This book was exactly what I needed exactly when I needed it. I appreciate how the author was completely open and honest about her practice and how she got there. I can relate to so much of her spiritual experience and questions about religion ,God, Jesus and the Holy Sprit. This book was easy to read and understand and perfectly aligned the two practices to make them one. The author gave examples of daily practice, complex practices and easy practices. I am great full that the Universe put this book in my path. Thank You

  21. 5 out of 5

    S. Driscoll

    Writing style? eh, could be better. Content? bordering on life-changing. The fact that someone can set out and create their own spirituality/religious practice, faith apart from Church, incorporating beauty from two vastly different traditions (Catholicism and Wicca) is a new idea for me, and I think a really important one. I'd highly recommend this one to anybody who's seeking spiritually and hasn't found a home within any one tradition-- Adelina St. Clair describes this feeling well by present Writing style? eh, could be better. Content? bordering on life-changing. The fact that someone can set out and create their own spirituality/religious practice, faith apart from Church, incorporating beauty from two vastly different traditions (Catholicism and Wicca) is a new idea for me, and I think a really important one. I'd highly recommend this one to anybody who's seeking spiritually and hasn't found a home within any one tradition-- Adelina St. Clair describes this feeling well by presenting not only her solution(s), but her journey to get to those solutions.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    A really interesting and relatable memoir of someone who has Christian beliefs but is also drawn to a wider spirituality. The author makes an important distinction between faith and religion, one that speaks volumes to someone who is born and raised culturally Christian but also has sincere reservations about Christian dogma, doctrine and culture. It's a fascinating peek into the author's spirituality and how she's reconciled two seemingly contradictory traditions. A really interesting and relatable memoir of someone who has Christian beliefs but is also drawn to a wider spirituality. The author makes an important distinction between faith and religion, one that speaks volumes to someone who is born and raised culturally Christian but also has sincere reservations about Christian dogma, doctrine and culture. It's a fascinating peek into the author's spirituality and how she's reconciled two seemingly contradictory traditions.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Hartweg

    Encouraging in a time of confusion I am so glad for this book. I have been trying to find a balance between two different spiritual callings, and this book gives me so much comfort to know that I am not alone in this journey. It's given me a lot to think about, for sure, and I'm glad to have spent the time to read it. Encouraging in a time of confusion I am so glad for this book. I have been trying to find a balance between two different spiritual callings, and this book gives me so much comfort to know that I am not alone in this journey. It's given me a lot to think about, for sure, and I'm glad to have spent the time to read it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Very insightful. The whole ritual part of Christianity shown in Catholic churches has been omitted in Protestant churches, so coming from a Protestant background, some of the Catholic elements were lost on me. This book isn't the end-all, say-all, but it has given me plenty to think about and read into. Very insightful. The whole ritual part of Christianity shown in Catholic churches has been omitted in Protestant churches, so coming from a Protestant background, some of the Catholic elements were lost on me. This book isn't the end-all, say-all, but it has given me plenty to think about and read into.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The path of Adelina St. Clair in finding herself and her faith and Jesus is mesmerizing. She describes her journey in such a beautiful way that makes you yearn for such a faith. Our path to Jesus is not all one size fit all, and it is important that as Christians we recognize this and welcome and love everyone.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Bishop

    An interesting read about one woman's journey to discovering the right spiritual path for her. I found some of the information to be affirming and comforting. Like advice from an older sister. I had to keep checking it out from the library so it took awhile to get through it. I would recommend it for Christians seekers looking for more form their spiritual experiences. An interesting read about one woman's journey to discovering the right spiritual path for her. I found some of the information to be affirming and comforting. Like advice from an older sister. I had to keep checking it out from the library so it took awhile to get through it. I would recommend it for Christians seekers looking for more form their spiritual experiences.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    The premise of this memoir intrigued me; I've always been interested in syncretism. One thing I found particularly compelling about this memoir is St. Clair's description of the dynamics between the Christian and Pagan communities. The premise of this memoir intrigued me; I've always been interested in syncretism. One thing I found particularly compelling about this memoir is St. Clair's description of the dynamics between the Christian and Pagan communities.

  28. 4 out of 5

    donnarooks

    A must read Very interesting! A great book if your looking towards witchcraft without leaving behind some of the Christian traditions. I would reccomend this book for those searching for a path.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Puckett

    As someone living in the conservative South, who also has beliefs that would be considered "sinful" or "evil" by the church, this book was the first step on a journey of Self religious discovery for me. I am grateful for it. As someone living in the conservative South, who also has beliefs that would be considered "sinful" or "evil" by the church, this book was the first step on a journey of Self religious discovery for me. I am grateful for it.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jael

    Expressed in such a beautiful way Author was able to blend two seemingly contradicting paths into one. She's completely at peace with herself, her soul, and the divine. If you're at war with yourself about "conflicting" beliefs, this is the book for you. Expressed in such a beautiful way Author was able to blend two seemingly contradicting paths into one. She's completely at peace with herself, her soul, and the divine. If you're at war with yourself about "conflicting" beliefs, this is the book for you.

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