Rekindled: How Jesus Called Me Back to the Catholic Church and Set My Heart on Fire is a coming-of-age, coming-to-the faith work that is thoroughly absorbing. Author Mallory Smyth manages to tell the unvarnished truth about her journey away from the Catholic faith and back again in a way that is winsome and compelling.
Indeed, many readers may be able to relate to Smyth's tales of trying--and failing--to find meaning in trivial pursuits while her heart hungered for a deeper relationship with God. Smyth is candid about her missteps on the path to self-fulfillment. She is also quite bold in addressing such topics as a "hypocritical hierarchy," "mediocre Masses," and other obstacles to an embrace of the Catholic faith.
In the end, Smyth makes a strong case for the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith, available to anyone open to its treasury of promises. The book may have special appeal to Millennials and members of Generation Z, who may be in the midst of a search for a spirituality that satisfies.