Traveling Mercies : Some Thoughts on Faith
Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith Author:Anne Lamott From the bestselling author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird comes 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 ... more »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.« less
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."