When We Were on Fire - A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting over-logo

When We Were on Fire - A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting over

Addie Zierman

In the strange us-versus-them world of the '90s Christian subculture, your faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets you wore and whether or not you'd "kissed dating goodbye." Evangelical poster-child Addie Zierman wore three WWJD bracelets, led two Bible studies, and listened exclusively to Christian rock. She was "on fire for God," unaware that the flame of her faith was dwindling until it burned entirely out. With candor and transparency, Addie chronicles her journey through church culture, first love, and her entrance - unprepared and angry - into marriage. When she washes out of church and nearly her marriage on a sea of tequila and depression, she isn't sure if she'll ever go back. When We Were on Fire is a funny, heartbreaking story of untangling oneself from cliché in search of a faith worth embracing. It's a story for anyone who has ever felt alone in a crowded church. For the cynic. The doubter. The former Jesus freak struggling with the complexity of life. It's a story about the slow work of returning to love, Jesus, and (perhaps toughest of all) His imperfect followers. And in the end, it's about what lasts when nothing else seems worth keeping.

In the strange us-versus-them world of the '90s Christian subculture, your faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets you wore and whether or not you'd "kissed dating goodbye." Evangelical poster-child Addie Zierman wore three WWJD bracelets, led two Bible studies, and listened exclusively to Christian rock. She was "on fire for God," unaware that the flame of her faith was dwindling until it burned entirely out. With candor and transparency, Addie chronicles her journey through church culture, first love, and her entrance - unprepared and angry - into marriage. When she washes out of church and nearly her marriage on a sea of tequila and depression, she isn't sure if she'll ever go back. When We Were on Fire is a funny, heartbreaking story of untangling oneself from cliché in search of a faith worth embracing. It's a story for anyone who has ever felt alone in a crowded church. For the cynic. The doubter. The former Jesus freak struggling with the complexity of life. It's a story about the slow work of returning to love, Jesus, and (perhaps toughest of all) His imperfect followers. And in the end, it's about what lasts when nothing else seems worth keeping.
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In the strange us-versus-them world of the '90s Christian subculture, your faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets you wore and whether or not you'd "kissed dating goodbye." Evangelical poster-child Addie Zierman wore three WWJD bracelets, led two Bible studies, and listened exclusively to Christian rock. She was "on fire for God," unaware that the flame of her faith was dwindling until it burned entirely out. With candor and transparency, Addie chronicles her journey through church culture, first love, and her entrance - unprepared and angry - into marriage. When she washes out of church and nearly her marriage on a sea of tequila and depression, she isn't sure if she'll ever go back. When We Were on Fire is a funny, heartbreaking story of untangling oneself from cliché in search of a faith worth embracing. It's a story for anyone who has ever felt alone in a crowded church. For the cynic. The doubter. The former Jesus freak struggling with the complexity of life. It's a story about the slow work of returning to love, Jesus, and (perhaps toughest of all) His imperfect followers. And in the end, it's about what lasts when nothing else seems worth keeping.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jaimee Draper

Length:

8h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:05:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:55