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  1. Aileen Aileen says:

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  2. Sara Sara says:

    Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith PDF ´ traveling epub, mercies ebok, some book, thoughts epub, faith download, Traveling Mercies mobile, Some Thoughts epub, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on FaithMercies Some Thoughts pdf, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith PDFEPUB I do not at all understand the mystery of grace--only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

    Traveling Mercies is a collection of autobiographical essays by Anne Lamott in which she explores her life without God, her road to faith, and her continuing struggle to live a life worthy of the beliefs


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  4. Erin Erin says:

    Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith PDF ´ traveling epub, mercies ebok, some book, thoughts epub, faith download, Traveling Mercies mobile, Some Thoughts epub, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on FaithMercies Some Thoughts pdf, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith PDFEPUBI'm having a hard time identifying why I didn't really enjoy this book. Many of the stories and the related morals resonated with me and the author presents them in a v


  5. Jeannine Jeannine says:

    Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith PDF ´ traveling epub, mercies ebok, some book, thoughts epub, faith download, Traveling Mercies mobile, Some Thoughts epub, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on FaithMercies Some Thoughts pdf, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith PDFEPUBI have some mixed feelings about this book. I don't really know how to express them clearly, so just let me know if you want a more detailed explanation!


    Reading Donald Miller's Blue Like Jazz gave me some clarity as to why I didn't like Traveling Mercies. On the back of Blue Like Jazz, a commentary compares Miller and Lamott, but I completely disagree with that comparison. Before becoming Christians, both had very strong adversions to Christianity and yet both decided to give their lifes to Christ as ad


  6. Megan Megan says:

    Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith PDF ´ traveling epub, mercies ebok, some book, thoughts epub, faith download, Traveling Mercies mobile, Some Thoughts epub, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on FaithMercies Some Thoughts pdf, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith PDFEPUBAnne Lamott writes sharp, funny, clever prose -- another of her books, _Bird by Bird_, really does give wonderful advice on writing and is how I was initially introduced to her. This book is a number of essays on a variety of issues -- getting older, handicapped people, what you can learn when you hurt yourself on a ski slope. She can be quite smart and very cute. But although she has a love everyone approach and is all about forgiving and laughing through life's brokenness and hurt... it all gets a little thin and stale. She is, after all, in good health, with family, living in the wealthiest nation in the world. Her problems are generally problems of the soul -- and God knows, those are the hardest of all to face. But does she really face them?

    In writing about abortion, her hatred against those who oppose it is bleak and glaring. And I could barely read the chapter


  7. Kate Kate says:

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    I have not read any of her other books, but I am a big fan of this one. It is humourous and dear, ripe with blasphemy and deep spirituality all at once, which is just how i like it.

    Anne Lamott writes about life and christianity with very real and human


  8. Jon Jon says:

    Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith PDF ´ traveling epub, mercies ebok, some book, thoughts epub, faith download, Traveling Mercies mobile, Some Thoughts epub, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on FaithMercies Some Thoughts pdf, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith PDFEPUBThis came highly recommended by a Goodreads friend, and I've found it just as good as he said. At first I was a little put off--the author grew up on San Francisco Bay, the daughter of comfortable liberal parents, and one would suspect that she'd only have the blues 'cause she ain't got nothin' to have the blues about. But one would be wrong. She is a very sensitive, fun


  9. Susan B. Susan B. says:

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  10. Kurt Kurt says:

    Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith PDF ´ traveling epub, mercies ebok, some book, thoughts epub, faith download, Traveling Mercies mobile, Some Thoughts epub, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on FaithMercies Some Thoughts pdf, Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith PDFEPUBThe title is a fair summary of the contents of this book. It really is just a collection of thoughts by Anne Lamott, largely on faith. I was expecting it to deal more with a specifically Christian faith, but Lamott really doesn't do that. In an alternate reality, if she had found Buddha instead of Jesus in her time of need, and if she h


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