- The Turtle Priest
- Author Fr. Shane Basinger
- Finding God in your heart not just in head
- For anyone trying to find God and/or dealing with alcoholism
The Turtle Priest: A Transformation from Head to Heart by Fr. Shane Wasinger is a truly inspirational story of his journey through loneliness, alcoholism and questions about his faith and his call to be a priest to finding the redemptive power of the love of God. Fr. Basinger is open and candid about the problems he encountered as he journeyed to find God. His family did not talk about their feelings so he experienced a sense of aloneness that affected his relationships through most of his life. He developed a problem with alcohol which led to acute pancreatitis that nearly killed him. Throughout his journey, he questioned his call to be a priest, attending three different seminaries before becoming ordained.
The Turtle Priest looks at how to come to know God, not to know about God, and how this relationship can be acquired through suffering. Fr. Basinger was ordained at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He served parishes in North Branch and Rush City, Minnesota. The reference to the turtle comes from the quote by Eileen Anglin which reads in part “The Turtle's teachings are so beautiful. It teaches us that everything you are, everything you need and everything you bring to the world is inside you”. The book is an honest, candid look at Fr. Wasinger’s struggles in finding the redemptive power of God’s love in the transformation of his life.
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- The Turtle Priest A Transformation from Head to Heart
- Author Fr. Shane Wasinger
- 155 pages
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