Michelle Renee Kidwell
2 min readSep 4, 2022

The Road Away From God

The Road Away from God

How Love Finds Us Even as We Walk Away

by Jonathan Martin

Pub Date 07 Jun 2022

Baker Books


I am reviewing a copy of The Road Away From God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away through Baker Books and Netgalley:

Disentangling the good news. of the gospel from the toxic theologies that have rendered Jesus unrecognizable is no easy journey . There’s no wonder many have walked away from the Church.

The Road Away from God is Jonathan Martin’s reimagining of Luke’s story of two disillusioned disciples walking the Emmaus road away from the holy city where they had watched their hope die a gruesome death right before their eyes.

This book is for anyone who has felt their Faith come apart, for those who are reckoning with the religious trauma they have dealt with, or for those walking the long road of deconstruction. Martin speaks compassionate hope into the journey of today’s disillusioned disciples, revealing that the resurrected Christ is profoundly present with them even on what seems to be the road away from God.

I give The Road Away from God five out of five stars!

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