0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Lapsed by Monica Dux

Losing your religion is harder than it looks ...

From devout ten-year-old performing the part of Jesus in a primary school play to blaspheming, undergraduate atheist, Monica Dux and her attitude to the Catholic Church changed profoundly over a decade. Eventually, she calmed down and was just 'lapsed'. Then, on a family trip to Rome, her young daughter expressed a desire to be baptised. Monica found herself re-examining her own childhood and how Catholicism had shaped her. Was it really out of her system or was it in her blood for life?

In Lapsed, Monica sets out to find the answer. Her investigations lead her to test a miracle cure in Lourdes and visit the grave of a headless Saint who claimed to be married to Christ (and wore a wedding ring made of his foreskin to prove it). She speaks to canon lawyers, abuse survivors and even a nun who insists that the Virgin Mary starts her car every morning.

With wry humour and razor-sharp observations, Lapsed is the story of one woman's attempt to exorcise her religious upbringing, and to answer the question, is Catholicism like a blood group and, if so, is it possible to get a total transfusion?

'Enlightening, forensic and laugh-out-loud funny' -- JANE CARO

'A frank, funny and heartfelt exorcism of our need to believe in a man in the sky' -- SHAUN MICALLEF

Buy Lapsed by Monica Dux from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780733340819
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: ABC Books
Publisher: ABC Books
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2021
Country of Publication: Australia

Book Reviews - Lapsed by Monica Dux

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lapsed book by Monica Dux and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.