Altar in the World, An: A Geography of Faith

Category: Book
By (author): Taylor, Barbara Brown
Subject:  RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  RELIGION / General
  RELIGION / Meditations
  RELIGION / Spirituality
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.54in
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From The Publisher*

In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church.  With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in. 

Review Quote*"This is the most completely beautiful book in religion that I have read in a very long time. Gentle, humbly crafted, lyrical, and deeply wise, Altar is Barbara Brown Taylor as she was meant to be, a pastor who understands that knowing God occurs in a place beyond theology."
Review Quote*"This book is the most practical but everyday mystical book I have read on spiritual practices."
Review Quote*"Elegant, wise, and insightful, this book is also sacramental: it mediates the life it describes."
Review Quote*"An Altar in the World is about how faith can be both practical and sensuous.In Barbara Brown Taylor's hands, the old division between heaven and earth is healed and both come alive. Your mind, your body and your soul will be well fed by this wonderful book."
Review Quote*"Taylor writes fluently, with an eye and ear for the striking image and memorable phrase. Many readers, especially the vast numbers of the "unchurched" but "spiritual," will find support and useful counsel."
Review Quote*"[A] lovely book. One of the best-known preachers in the country offers equal amounts of wisdom and erudition spent longing for more meaning, more feeling, more connection."
Review Quote*"Taylor's spiritual reflections are original, bringing fresh air to her topics because her spirituality is steeped in everyday life while illuminated by the ancient Christian spiritual tradition."
Review Quote*"The author seems simply incapable of writing a bad book. . . . Taylor is a great gift to the Christian church. And this volume, which focuses on spiritual practices, simply adds to her growing reputation."