We Were Spiritual Refugees: A Story to Help You Believe in Church

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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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5.5 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Silenced along with all women in the church of her youth, Katie Hays was grateful to find traditional congregations that received her ministry for twenty years. In 2013 she quit traditional church to plant and become the Lead Evangelist of Galileo Church in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas, a quirky church for spiritual refugees that asks, "Who would Jesus love?"


Krista Tippett
-- creator and host of On Being
"Katie Hays's radiant theology and being, and her fierce intelligence and integrity, are magnetic. So is her soaring, hard-won readiness to question and evolve, stretch and create, in response to the tenderness and tumult of this age. This account of 'making a church' lights my imagination about the new forms and meanings of Church, community, and belonging our world is giving birth to."

Brian D. McLaren
-- author/speaker/activist
"Here are three things I couldn't be more excited about: 1. Katie Hays's new book, We Were Spiritual Refugees, 2. the amazing church it tells the story of, Galileo, and 3. what might happen if you read it. Who knows what you might be inspired to do?"

Publishers Weekly
"Pastor Hays recounts the roller-coaster ride of her first four years starting the Galileo Church in Fort Worth, Tex., in her illuminating and animated debut."