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Enuma Okoro - SILENCEA Vision of Thriving Christian Fellowship

A Feature Review of

Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent

Enuma Okoro

Paperback: Upper Room Books, 2012.
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Reviewed by Emma Stencil.

 

Like the Lenten season before the celebration of Easter, Advent was traditionally a time of fasting and thrift within the early Christian churches. Today it should be a time to quiet one’s mind and prepare one’s body for the coming of Christ. In the celebration of Advent, we recognize the first coming of Christ as a child in a manger, visited and worshipped by shepherds and wise men. We also recognize and ponder Christ’s second coming at the Resurrection, when He will return in glory and power to save His followers and to judge His enemies. The very name of the season, “Advent,” was borrowed from the Latin word adventus, which refers to the grand ceremony in ancient Rome in which a conquering emperor was welcomed into a city as part of a military campaign. Christ’s second coming is to be the triumphant entry of the king into His transformed city. The season of Advent provides Christians with a time to ponder this great and terrible moment that all of time is racing to meet.

 

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“Vulnerable Honesty

A Review of

Reluctant Pilgrim:
A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s
Search for Spiritual Community
.
By Enuma Okoro.

Reviewed by Jasmine Wilson.

Reluctant Pilgrim:
A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s
Search for Spiritual Community
.
By Enuma Okoro.

Paperback: Fresh Air Books, 2010.
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RELUCTANT PILGRIM - Enuma OkoroNever in my life did I expect to read about Brazilian wax jobs from a Christian writer, especially in a chapter about a friend being diagnosed with cancer.

But that’s the type of writing that Enuma Okoro offers in Reluctant Pilgrim.

If I was writing this review for Focus on the Family, they would probably want me to count how many swear words appeared in the book. In fact, Focus on the Family would probably be appalled that swear words appeared in a Christian book at all.  Most Christian literature is well-packaged and clean, unwilling to be honest about how the world is sometimes a shitty place. Okoro, however, is unafraid of being vulnerable and honest about what she’s feeling, experiencing, or what she and her girlfriends talk about. She finds God and his grace in all areas of life, including the mundane, awkward, and sometimes shitty.

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