Catherine Burr opens the vault as she shares her personal essays of times of grief and sorrow. From feeling like an atheist and questioning the existence of God, Catherine shares her most personal and intimate thoughts as she questions her own faith from feeling let down by God. In these short essays, Catherine shares the sorrow and loss she felt when her father died when her best friend died, and when she herself faced death and had a near-death experience. These short stories are like peeking into someone’s diary of utmost internal thoughts, fears, exasperation, loss, and examination of whether prayers and belief in a higher being make a difference in our lives during dry spells of our lives when faith seems to fail.

“I quit believing without a doubt and started asking questions. You can’t do that in religion. You have to believe unconditionally. That’s what religion asks of us. It’s kind of like marriage, you have to believe and love unconditionally. That’s what children are like; you have to love them unconditionally. I add as a disclaimer that I think most parents, except for the bad ones, really do love their children unconditionally. Why wouldn’t you? Some would argue, just look at your children and you’ll see God. Just look at a river, flower or a sunset or a mountain top, yada yada yada. I’ve looked in a river and I didn’t see God.”

Release date January 18, 2017
Loss Denied by Catherine Burr
non-fiction/short stories