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Daring To Question God by The Rev. Dr. Robert "Odie" Odierna

Daring To Question God

Enhancing The Role Of Questioning In Faith, Religion And Congregations: What People In The Pew Really Want To Know

by The Rev. Dr. Robert "Odie" Odierna

Pages: 134

Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.25

  • RELIGION - Christian Education - General
  • RELIGION - Christian Ministry - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781629523163

Price : $13.49


The wisdom and experience of 37 years in parish ministry has resulted in a book that presents some simple but profound ideas about questioning that will help seminarians, clergy, lay leaders and congregations foster openness, trust and healthy relationships with God, religious leaders, and one another. His tried and effective solutions will help congregations be healthy places for faith development and discussions about God and life. Chapters intentionally concise for the busy reader.

 “Odie” grew up in Seaford, Long Island, NY. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Hobart College in 1971; a M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary in 1975; and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Psychotherapy from the Andover Newton Theological School in 1996. He was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1975.
He formerly served as Chaplain at the University of VT, Curate and Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church, Ridgewood, NJ, and Rector at All Saints, Oakville, CT. In 1980 he founded the Waterbury Pastoral Counseling Center in CT. As a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors since 1982 he still conducts a small psychotherapy practice.
“Odie” has been Rector at Church of the Good Shepherd, Nashua, NH ( since 1986. Shortly after arriving, he was one of the founders of the Nashua Pastoral Care Center, now known as The Front Door Agency ( It is an outreach agency that helps those in need become self-sufficient. 
He has three grown children he cooperatively raised with his first wife, and two grandchildren. Odie remarried in 2001 to his current wife Heidi, and they reside in southern NH. He is an avid sportsman, heavily involved in numerous sports his entire life. Odie is well known in the community for his faith, conviction, charisma, compassion, humor, energy, enthusiasm, and vision. 

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