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April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Andrea Syverson in conversation with Mim Harrison


April 18, 2018
6:30 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134



Have you ever gone down a path you never thought you would…and without a guidebook?

Author Andrea Syverson will share her journey—sometimes exhilarating, frequently confusing, and often surprising—of leaving Catholicism for a different spiritual path. As she illustrates with candor and humor in Alter Girl: Walking Away from Religion into the Heart of Faith, walking away is just the beginning—then what do you do? If you’ve ever left behind something you knew well for something you weren’t even sure you’d find, come hear how Andrea’s journey down unbidden paths led her to finding community in unlikely places. Perhaps there’s a compass for us all—we just have to know how to search within ourselves to find it.

Join one woman on a spiritual journey in, around, and through the church on her way to a deeper connection to Jesus…

Andrea Syverson was raised Catholic. As in really Catholic, from plaid jumpers to early-morning Mass to meatless Fridays.

And then she did the unthinkable. She fell in love with a non-Catholic man whose questions about her faith she simply couldn’t answer.

What’s a good Catholic girl to do?

Frequently whimsical, often profound, always honest, Andrea shares her spiritual journey—one that feels familiar to anyone seeking Jesus. It’s a jumbled jaunt from religion to relationship, from going to church to being the church.

Whether you love church or are done with it, or you’re simply seeking a more authentic relationship with Jesus—Andrea’s story will resonate with your heart.

You’ll enjoy…
• A compelling story of Jesus’ relentless pursuit of those who desire to know him.
• An upbeat, honest glimpse at how church does—or doesn’t—welcome those who come seeking answers.
• Reflective devotions and journaling space at the end that draw you deeper toward your heart of faith.
• Inspiration that you, too, can find your way to a deeper, more transforming relationship with Jesus.

About the Author:

Andrea Syverson grew up a happily devout Catholic. After decades of plaid uniforms and even earning an MBA from a Catholic university, her life took an unexpected turn when she fell in love with a Protestant. She and her husband, Dean, have been partners in marriage, business, and faith for more than 20 years. Andrea is also the author of two business books, ThinkAbout: 77 Creative Prompts for Innovators and BrandAbout: A Seriously Playful Approach for Passionate Brand-Builders and Merchants.