Frederick Buechner on Barbara Brown Taylor
Barbara Brown Taylor's beautiful book is rich with wit and humanness and honesty and loving detail. It is a book about the wonderful mess of being alive in this world, and about the wonderful and terrible things that happen to us in it, and about the dream of God…. I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be.
How fortunate we are that Barbara Brown Taylor is here yet to remind us ‘that the call to serve God is first and last the call to be fully human.’ This memoir redeems the form and is full of surprises to those who may have grown tired of ‘church.’ In her renewal is our own; and wherever she is, she still preaches.Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University
A fiercely honest and gracious book about our primary vocation to be human. Here the reader will find an awesome reverence for mystery. This book comes as a refreshing challenge to reconnect with the longings in the depths of the soul. Many will read this book with relief and recognition.Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
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