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Life can often be brutal, unjust, and fraught with emotional trauma. As a first-responder chaplain for more than 23 years, Nick Vleisides has experienced countless scenes of unbearable grief and pain. When asking the brokenhearted, "Do you have a faith to help you through?" the response in some form is almost always, "Well, we used to go to church."

Blending firsthand accounts of tragedy with opportunity for raw self-examination and reflection, Vleisides delves into the realm of spirituality and belief amid loss and despair. For the "spiritual but not religious", who want to pursue God outside the walls of organized religion, Used to Go to Church is an invitation to rethink faith and open up to a life centered on grace, mercy, and love.

©2020 Nick Vleisides (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 2022-01-03

Honest, Challenging, and Beautiful Stories!

I am a hospital chaplain and I connected very much to his words and stories. What was most impressive about this book is the author's discussion of God's presence in the midst of bad things. It was very insightful and optimistic... as well as challenging to anyone who works in ministry! I loved it!