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Traveling Mercies

Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2000-09-05
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780375409172
File Size : 26,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother." Despite--or because of--her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott's real life are like beloved characters in a favorite series for her readers--her friend Pammy, her son, Sam, and the many funny and wise folks who attend her church are all familiar. And Traveling Mercies is a welcome return to those lives, as well as an introduction to new companions Lamott treats with the same candor, insight, and tenderness. Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers." At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, Traveling Mercies tells in exuberant detail how Anne Lamott learned to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope.

Traveling Mercies

Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2000-02-15
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780385496094
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Total Download : 514

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Book Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, a book that tells in exuberant detail how to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope. "Anne Lamott is walking proof that a person can be both reverent and irreverent in the same lifetime. Sometimes even in the same breath." —San Francisco Chronicle Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother." Despite—or because of—her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott's real life are like beloved characters in a favorite series for her readers—her friend Pammy, her son, Sam, and the many funny and wise folks who attend her church are all familiar. And Traveling Mercies is a welcome return to those lives, as well as an introduction to new companions Lamott treats with the same candor, insight, and tenderness. Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers."

Traveling Mercies

Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 2000-02-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0613656741
File Size : 27,9 Mb
Total Download : 597

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Book Summary: A book about faith, love, and small change.

Traveling Mercies

Author : John Scholte
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2009-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781449048754
File Size : 29,8 Mb
Total Download : 979

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Book Summary: This book describes a journey through life. While it is intended to entertain, it is also intended to show that when the chips are down one must go on and make the best of things. At the same time, life should not be taken too seriously. As the saying goes, you only live once. A good part of my childhood took place during the war which was a dangerous time for our elders, but for us kids it was all a big adventure. Either way, we got through it! Later, a college education became a must even though my parents felt that we were "working people", and we did not need a higher education. Nevertheless, I persevered and got my education, (with some help from Uncle Sam, ) and it opened worlds to me that I might have never known. The book is not intended to be religious; however, I cannot feel but that God has a hand in things which shows in my life, perhaps not always immediately but upon some reflection. Finally, as I said, the book is intended to entertain. If the reader gets a kick out of it and if it causes him or her to reflect a little upon his or her own life, writing it will have been worthwhile!

Summary of Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Release : 2022-07-21T22:59:00Z
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9798822545106
File Size : 13,9 Mb
Total Download : 814

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Book Summary: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was returning home from St. Louis to New York, and I had been helping stranded passengers distribute their magazines and chocolates. I was feeling very religious. #2 I was born again as a Christian when I was on a plane. I was not really a Jew-ish person, but a bad Christian. I was capable of denying it, but I told the truth: that I was a believer, a convert. #3 The plane was suddenly stopped, and two passengers wanted to get off. We were headed back to the gate. The three of us in row thirtyeight began to read. The other two seemed resigned, but I felt frantic. #4 The plane finally began to steady, and the pilot announced that everything was OK. I was so excited that we weren’t going to crash that I began to feel nervous. I wanted the Christian man to be my new best friend.

Operating Instructions

Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011-02-09
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9780307761033
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Total Download : 190

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Book Summary: With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune

Travelling Mercies

Author : Lorna Goodison
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
Release : 2001
Category : Poetry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110667214
File Size : 55,8 Mb
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Book Summary: At the heart of acclaimed poet Lorna Goodison’s seventh book of poetry – her first published in Canada – is music, moving from a slow ska, a hard rocksteady, and a sweetie-come-brush-me bossanova, to line and sight gratitude psalms, lionheart outlaw anthems, and Miles Davis, blown by the winds to a concert in Berlin. Many of the poems are about those not heard or less counted, those who live in places like the favelas of Rio or the Kingston slum called Moonlight City. Goodison chronicles how “from shameports we passed through whale-belly nights of no return”, or from prison through the fields of Tecumseh on a Greyhound bus to Detroit. And she journeys, as they must have, to hell, this time in a marvellous translation of the canto about Brunetto Latini from Dante’s Inferno, where she meets Mr. Brown, a Jamaican duppy conqueror from her own land of look behind. Set mainly in her native Jamaica but universal in its concerns, this book, rare and special, is the real thing.

Intimate Conversations with the Divine

Author : Caroline Myss
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2021-11-09
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781401922894
File Size : 35,9 Mb
Total Download : 126

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Book Summary: Now in paperback, from the New York Times best-selling author of Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit, a timely guide with 100 prayers for entering into a personal relationship with the Divine. "I've loved so many of Caroline Myss's books, but maybe none so much as Intimate Conversations with the Divine. Has there ever been a more urgent need for her unique and profound (and sometimes wonderfully cranky) take on our spiritual reality, healing, and the language of holiness?" -- Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies and Help, Thanks, Wow In her most personal book to date--now available in paperback for the first time--beloved teacher and best-selling author Caroline Myss draws on her own practice to help us regain our fluency in the language of prayer and renew our connection to the sacred. Intimate Conversations with the Divine offers 100 of Myss's personal prayers as a resource and inspiration to start a prayer practice of your own. Each prayer illustrates a different type of grace that feeds the human soul, from awakening, endurance, and healing, to silence, surrender, and trust. "We are one holy system of life and great cosmic truth, which is that all life--including all of us--breathes together," Myss writes. "I hope this book, these prayers, will bring you comfort and grace, and help you through the difficult times ahead. And I hope they will inspire you to believe that with God, all things are possible."