Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies

Book - 1999
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From the bestselling author ofOperating InstructionsandBird by Birdcomes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough, personal, affectionate, wise and very funny. With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith. In a narrative spiced with stories and scripture, with diatribes, laughter, and tears, Lamott tells how, against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. She shows us the myriad ways in which this sustains and guides her, shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life and exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope. Whether writing about her family or her dreadlocks, sick children or old friends, the most religious women of her church of the men she's dated, Lamott reveals the hard-won wisdom gathered along her path to connectedness and liberation.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780679442400
Characteristics: x, 275 pages


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Mar 09, 2019

From Alex

Oct 16, 2017

Anne Lamott is candid and irreverent, funny and inspiring, as she describes her unlikely journey to faith in God.

Dec 03, 2014

Whatever your religious proclivities, or lack thereof, Lamott is always refreshing, creative, and surprising with her irreverent humor.

Sep 16, 2013

Love love love Lamott, as always. Her memoir writing can't be beat. Looking forward to Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, and also Help, Thanks, Wow (have already thoroughly enjoyed Bird By Bird and Operating Instructions). Funny, wise, humble, self-aware, and above all, human. Really enjoyable read.

Mar 24, 2011

Not your standard Christian writer. Some laugh out loud parts, give your head a shake parts, deeply moving parts.

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