Altar in the World A Geography of Faith

ISBN-10: 0061370460

ISBN-13: 9780061370465

Edition: 2008

Authors: Barbara Brown Taylor, Barbara B. Taylor

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In her critically acclaimed Leaving Church ("a beautiful, absorbing memoir."-Dallas Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church.From simple practices such as walking, working, and getting lost to deep meditations on topics like prayer and pronouncing blessings, Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of devotion if we pay attention to what we are doing and take time to attend to the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. Under Taylor's expert guidance, we come to question conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular, learning that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Barbara Brown Taylor's last book, An Altar in the World , was a New York Times bestseller that received the Silver Nautilus Award in 2012. Her first memoir, Leaving Church , received an Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association and won the Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book of 2006. Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry before becoming the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught world religions since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia with her husband, Ed.

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