Book Reviews of Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith
Author: Anne Lamott
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ISBN-13: 9780385496094
ISBN-10: 0385496095
Publication Date: 2/15/2000
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 231 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
What shines through in this book is a honest, real person who loves herself and others despite major flaws and imperfections.
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting book of Lamott's journey to Christianity and why it attracted her.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Anne Lamott's non-fiction. She's smart, funny, and can laugh at serious subjects, herself most of all. She's a delight!
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What an excellent book! Anne Lamott's faith journey takes the most unexpected twists and turns and in spite of it all she believes...and she includes all of her early life that defines who she is as an adult. I love her sense of humor and want to read more books by this lady.
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Helpful Score: 2
Love, love, love this book! In fact, I may have to read it again just for the "laugh out loud" passages. Lamott strips her soul absolutely bare and tells it all in a way that makes you want her for your best friend. I'd share a pew with her anyday.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed the book very much. The author is very genuine and honest in her reflections on the hard experiences she's had in life. She's also very funny and a very good writer! Kept me turning the pages and not wanting to put it down.
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This is a funny, well-written, and sometimes heart wrenching group of essays about the glimpses of grace the author has seen throughout her tumultuous life.
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Though I prefer her fiction (which is less Jesus-y), Anne Lamott can make anything seem human and funny. I still find myself referring to a really irksome person as someone who could "make Jesus Christ drink gin straight out of the cat dish."
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Lamott is an inspiration. Her writing always encourages me to keep trying.
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thought provoking, funny, and inspiring
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This book was not at all what I expected! Anne Lamott holds nothing back in her memoir-like chronicle of her faith and how she relies on it to get her through the challenges that life throws her way. She has had a very interesting life so far, and she writes with wit and grace and a bit of vulgarity to make her point. I truly loved her description of how she thinks God must smell (I won't give it away) and her loving recollections of the many characters she has met in her very interesting and bohemian life! I fell in love with a couple of the people in her life. There were definitely some poignant moments and times when I recognized myself or someone I know and love in the people in her life. I'd highly recommend this book!
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Reading this book made me an Anne Lamott fan for life. I've read her other, more recent books, and keep a copy of Traveling Mercies handy (still my favorite) for when I'm feeling low and need a lift. Her stories bring sympathy and humor.
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One of Lamott's best.
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Anne Lamott is brilliantly vulnerable and uproariously funny in this collection of personal essays/memoirs on faith and her belief in God.
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This is a great book for anyone looking for faith but dosen't want to get hung up in dogma and judgement.
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Annie Lamott at her best. This is Lamott's quirky chronical of her own trip of faith and spirituality. She IS a Christian, and she doesn't take herself too seriously.
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I really enjoyed this book. Annie Lamott's writing style is raw, honest and straightforward.
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I read and enjoyed this book many years ago.
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Funny, honest and illuminating.
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She's a little too liberal in some things for me, but in general this is a thought-provoking, sometimes even comforting book.
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An irreverant look at the authors journey through faith.
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thought-provoking
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I enjoyed this book. I really like Lamott's writing. She didn't make excuses, just tries to move forward to be better.
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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. Whether writing about her family or her dreadlocks, sick children or old friends, the most religious women of her church or the men she's dated, Lamott reveals the hard-won wisdom gathered along her path to connectedness and liberaton.
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Lovley inspirational book to help anyone gain, or regain their own spirituality.
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An awesome read. Excellent writing. Authentic. The chapters dealing with grief were rich and comforting and real.
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This book is very meaningful. I first read Anne Lamott's advice on writing, and that led me to her writing on parenthood and faith. She is smart, unconventional and thought-provoking--exactly what I want in a memoir.
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Great book--- brings faith to a level everyone can understand and embrace!
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Beautiful book; inspiring and humorous. Who knew a book on faith could spur a belly laugh? Lamott's irreverence makes this book all the more readable and all the more inspiring.
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Another great read by Anne Lamott.
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Funny and thoughtful. Love Anne Lamott's writing style.
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I honestly had to push myself to read this whole book. Yes Ms. Lamott is very good at writing interesting and descriptive fun things. She is a great writer. My problem is that despite the wonderful work that the Lord has obviously done on her life, she did not mention that anything she had done or that those around her were into was sin. . it just seemed like she was condoning too much in order to draw people in. She can definitely be used to inspire those who are looking for faith, yes, but at the same time I had a hard time reading things due to my personal knowledge of the Bible and scriptures. I can certainly see that the Lord is still working hard on her, and that she has a relationship with God, and so that made me happy. It just wasn't the right book for me to read. I am too into apologetic and theological studies (and using one's experience to even talk about those things).
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Really enjoyed!