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Woven: A Faith for the Dissatisfied

Narrated by: Joel Mckerrow
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When a white, middle-class, Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied man begins to question all of these cultural realities that he has been raised within, something is sure to give. The cultural fishbowl is sure to be cracked. Woven is such a story. The gradual awakening of a man to his gender, economic, and racial privilege. It is the story of growing up within contemporary evangelicalism, the dissatisfaction that began to arise, and the subsequent journey of self-discovery.

Woven is a story of dissatisfaction. A story of struggling and wrestling, and questioning. It is the story of self-confrontation and institutional-deconstruction and spiritual-reformation. Woven is a naming of the realities we would prefer not to name, the owning up to our own bigotry and entitlement. It is an audiobook that is sure to challenge both the conservative and the progressive, whilst also paving a way forward for all of us seeking to grow in our humanity and connectedness.

Joel Mckerrow is an award-winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist, and one of Australia’s most successful performance poets. He is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation TEAR Australia and was the co-founder of community arts organisation The Centre for Poetics and Justice. Joel was also the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships and is the co-host of the podcast The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality.

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an important account for our time

there is a lot to like about this book, but mostly for me it was because I could really personally relate to Joel's experience of rediscovering a meaningful and practical spirituality out of a loss of faith in religion. I wish I had this book 30 years ago Joel's reading is very much in the style of his preforming poetry, it may not suit everyone but I loved it.

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Poetic

Joel. A gifted communicator and poet, brings his inimitable prose and style to this beautiful work. Have the hard copy. The Kindle. And now this.

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a safe space to re discover.

this book's gave me the permission I needed to pull apart my beliefs in a safe way. in a space of grace and freedoms m. and to take my time putting it back to together. this book gave me safety in a space where I was terrified. this book, this vulnerability Joel shared is gut ranching yet healing. I'm so greatful for woven. so very greatful

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  • Thomas Luke Vandergriff
  • 20-05-2020

Life saving

I have never felt so understood. This book has given me a way to understand my own identity crisis and a way to move forward in my own faith. It is poetic and profound.