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Converting Kate is an award-winning young adult book published with Viking Books in 2007.

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Kate was raised in the Church of the Holy Divine – it’s influenced everything in her life from her homeschooling to her ugly handmade clothes. But ever since the death of her nonreligious father, Kate has suspected there’s more to life than memorizing Bible passages.

Taking advantage of their move to a new town, Kate – to her devout mother’s horror – quits the Holy Divine. She replaces it with the cross-country team at her public school, her father’s beloved book collection, and services at a more mainstream Christian church. But these new diversions don’t bring all the answers she’s looking for. And as Kate struggles to come to terms with her father’s death and her mother’s blind allegiance to the Holy Divine, she discovers there’s a big difference between religion and spirituality – and the two don’t always go hand in hand.

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