Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott
Paperback- $12.51

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 ...

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  "Makes you look at your own faith journey" by joleen (see profile) 07/30/07

Anne describes her journey to faith (and grace) through a series of short essays (chapters) on a variety of topics. She experiences grief, parenthood, discernment, personal growth, and her unique journey to a deeper, more whole faith. I love how she takes us through this faith journey with her -- and talks openly about her faith. This is not a book that is written by someone whom you cannot relate to, no, Anne lays it all out there and says things that we can all relate to. You will laugh at some of her statements, recoil at others, see yourself, and even nod your head in agreement, but you will nonetheless come away changed about how you too are on your own faith journey.

 
  "Not a good intro to Lamott's work" by jillschwadron (see profile) 07/21/10

I think she wrote this book assuming you knew more about her life already because she comes across as selfsish and shallow to me.

 
  "Not Your Typical Memoir" by kamj3 (see profile) 07/25/10

The members of our group all seemed to have very different takes on this book- which certainly made for a good and interesting discussion. Some were off-put by the authors lifestyle and/ or the way the book jumps around in her life (there are large gaps). Others found the approach refreshing. The book is organized almost as a series of essays and is only tied together loosely with the theme of faith. It provided a unique look at faith development and made for great discussion.

 
  "Dog Eared and loved..." by pjconger (see profile) 05/08/13

That is what my copy of traveling mercies looks like. This is my 3rd time through the book and every time I pick up new and wonderful insights and wisdom as I continue my own faith journey. Thanks Anne Lamott!

 
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