Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-09-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780375409172

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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

Traveling Mercies
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2000-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780385496094

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Combining elements of spiritual study and memoir, the author describes her odyssey of faith, drawing on her own sometimes troubled past to explore the many ways in which faith sustains and guides one's daily life

Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0613656741

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A book about faith, love, and small change.

Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies
Author: John Scholte
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2009-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781449048754

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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

Summary of Anne Lamott s Traveling Mercies
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-07-21T22:59:00Z
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9798822545106

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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.

Travelling Mercies

Travelling Mercies
Author: Lorna Goodison
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2001
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110667214

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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

Intimate Conversations with the Divine
Author: Caroline Myss
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781401922887

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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. *** In her most personal book to date, 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."

Plan B

Plan B
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-03-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101217368

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time. Fortunately for those of us who are anxious about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope that we’re not alone in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort and to make us laugh despite the grim realities. Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."