All True Vows is one woman’s story of choosing to enter the religious life for all the wrong reasons—and how she finds her way out to wholeness and fulfillment.

Author Sharon Downey opens up about her struggles within her family of origin and the “family” she became a part of as a vowed Franciscan in a non-denominational church in Pittsburgh.

Her vows place a huge demand on her and stir up challenges and conflicts in her everyday world of work and family. She faces crises that test her faith and a cancer diagnosis that drives home the need for change in her life. Ultimately, she finds a brand of spirituality that leads her back to her true self.

With each turn of the page, readers witness a woman gaining her voice until she’s speaking loud and clear.

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