The Fiction of Our Lives: Scholarly Endorsements

"In The Fiction of Our Lives, Sandra Levy-Achtemeier beautifully balances her unique roles and talents as a neuroscientist, psychologist, and Episcopal cleric along with her skills as an excellent and engaging writer to offer a page-turning and compelling reflection on the narrative of our lives."

Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP
Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ University Professor,
Director of the Spirituality and Health Institute
Santa Clara University

“This is Sandra Levy-Achtemeier at the height of her craft -- not only as a writer, but as a wise encourager who invites deep and meaningful reflection on life. Elegantly weaving together insights from such diverse sources as contemporary neuropsychology, hit songs from the 1960s and '70s, and scriptural meditation, she inspires us to mark our life journeys with integrity, faithfulness, and gratitude, to weave lives well-lived."

Joel B. Green
Provost, Dean of the School of Theology,
Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Fuller Theological Seminary

“In this affecting blend of memoir, cultural history, and popular science, Sandra Levy-Achtemeier captures the feelings and aspirations of American baby boomers, as we move inexorably into our later years. What kinds of stories will we now construct to make sense of our lives? Her book affirms hope and optimism in the face of uncertainty, while offering a profound meditation on the human condition and the unique experiences that define a generation."

Dan P. McAdams
The Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology
Northwestern University
Author of The Art and Science of Personality Development

“As I face turning eighty, I think I can say I know authenticity when I meet it; I recognize wisdom when it breaks unexpectedly into my life; and I can tell the difference between well and badly crafted books. The Fiction of Our Lives pushes all these buttons."

John de Gruchy
Emeritus Professor
University of Cape Town