Will This Canadian atheist and Oxford Scholar find God?

              I give away many of the books I’m sent to read and review, but this one’s a keeper. Surprised by Oxford is one of the most delightful volumes I’ve ever received. Intelligently written, witty, as absorbing as a novel, this memoir tells briefly of Carolyn (Caro) Weber’s childhood in Canada, then relates her sojourn as a student at Oxford College in England.

An atheist, Caro meets TDH, an American student who shares with her about Jesus. In nearly every chapter she struggles with different questions about Christianity. TDH sometimes offers answers, as do several professors and their wives.

Caro writes about her search for truth, her friendships, her classes, and historical people and places around Oxford. With honesty she explores aspects of knowing God that she doesn’t understand. Anyone searching for the truth may relate to her questions.

            Curiosity about her final decision and its results will keep readers involved in the story. They’ll also want to know the outcome of her relationship with TDH, which she doesn’t reveal (or his real name) until near the end of the book.

            Carolyn Weber eventually becomes a professor at Oxford as well as at other colleges.

I hope to enjoy more writing from this astute and articulate woman.

Book cover, Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
Surprised by Oxford

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About samcivy

I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and Amazon.com. I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by KathyWillis.com, a book promoter.
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One Response to Will This Canadian atheist and Oxford Scholar find God?

  1. Ruth Kuehl says:

    Will This Canadian atheist and Oxford Scholar find God? Geni a very interesting review. Makes me want to ready the book

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