Sarah Sentilles was about to be ordained as an Episcopal priest when she lost her faith in God.
To put it in perspective-she was engaged and the wedding invitations were sent. Calling things off was more than a little awkward.
In Breaking Up with God: A Love Story (HarperOne; Hardcover; June 2011), Sentilles tells the deeply personal story of her difficult decision to leave not only the priesthood, but to let go of Christianity altogether. She had spent years immersed in the religion-from CCD to youth ministry to Harvard Divinity-and had, as an adult, wholeheartedly embraced the religion that had defined her youth. And yet one day she woke up and realized...it was over.