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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter by Sarahbeth Caplin is about the personal journey of the author who, though a Jewish by birth, was drawn towards Jesus. She was brought up in a conservative Catholic town with strict Jewish values. The book tells you how the author struggled to find her personal peace by sacrificing her comfort zone in search of her true purpose in life. The author always considered herself to be the black sheep of her family and she realizes that it will not be easy to get rid of her Jewish identity. The book throws insight into Judaism, Jewish culture, and traditions.
The book strikes a chord within many of us, especially the ones who are fighting inner demons to finally find a peaceful coexistence with the many contradictory thoughts. The author speaks about Judaism and Christianity and tells readers many interesting facts about these two religions. The author's spiritual journey forms the crux of the story. The book is about how she starts off as a staunch Jew and ends up being a staunch follower of Jesus Christ by the time the book is over.
The conversational style of writing helps readers connect with the author very well. The personal struggles of the author make it very human and many readers can relate to what the author is trying to convey. The fluidity of her thoughts and her honesty makes the book very appealing.