“I’ll Take God-Hold the Religion is compelling, funny, raw and wise. This Jewish girl loves what this Catholic girl wrote and the way she wrote it. I came home to parts of my own story in a new way. We all have a relationship with this experience called Life. Irene challenges us to live our experience by choice – not by default.”
—Nancy Slonim Aronie – Author, Founder Chilmark Writing Workshop, NPR Contributor.
“For anyone grappling with separating religion and God, or religion and spirituality, I’ll Take God-Hold the Religion is a must. This amazing human being sharing her wisdom and experience from her own spiritual journey has helped me discover and learn to live from my “still small voice”. Yes, I have found my own deep sense of KNOWING. At 72, I am finally learning to trust myself.”
—Dr. Stephen C. Smith – Retired dentist and Vietnam Veteran.
“Picture – loving grandmother, meets samurai warrior, meets stand-up comic – that is Irene Tomkinson…”
—Uma Abrami – Voice Coach
“I’ll Take God-Hold the Religion is more than a memoir. While Irene authentically shares the ups and downs of her life’s journey, she also invites us to join her through questions found at the end of each chapter. You see, she has this knack – a KNOWING – for asking questions or making comments that precisely cut through the “thickness of life” down to that which is more essential…”
—Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck, Author and Speaker