This Child of Faith

Reviewed by: Alyssa Roat, a professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: This Child of Faith

Author: Sophfronia Scott & Tain Gregory

Publisher: Paraclete Press

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Print book

Length: 190 pages


In this book, Sophfronia Scott tells the story of raising her son, Tain Gregory, who was present in his third-grade classroom the morning of the Sandy Hook shooting. After the tragedy, Tain was asked what was most important to him. He replied, “God.”

From her childhood to Tain’s birth to the present, Scott shares her story of growing to faith, joining an Episcopalian church, and grieving.

Though the premise is interesting, the book often bogs down in the mundane, reading more like a daily record than a story. Details of church services, Sunday school, and the exact workings of the church will drag on for a Christian readership familiar with what a church is like. Furthermore, as a word of warning, some of Scott and Gregory’s ideas may not fit with traditional Protestant views, for example a belief that the alternative to heaven is reincarnation. However, overall, this book is gentle and comforting to read.


Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

This book is most likely to appeal to other mothers who might be interested in reading a memoir about a somewhat untraditional parenting style.

Christian Impact

This book reminds believers of the comfort of a faith family in times of grief.


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