Traveling Mercies Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Traveling Mercies


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2000-09-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375409172

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Traveling Mercies Excerpt :

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 whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother." Despite--or because of--her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott's real life are like beloved characters in a favorite series for her readers--her friend Pammy, her son, Sam, and the many funny and wise folks who attend her church are all familiar. And Traveling Mercies is a welcome return to those lives, as well as an introduction to new companions Lamott treats with the same candor, insight, and tenderness. Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers." At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, Traveling Mercies tells in exuberant detail how Anne Lamott learned to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope.

Traveling Mercies Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Traveling Mercies


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2000-02-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385496094

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, a book that tells in exuberant detail how to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope. "Anne Lamott is walking proof that a person can be both reverent and irreverent in the same lifetime. Sometimes even in the same breath." —San Francisco Chronicle 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 whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother." Despite—or because of—her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott's real life are like beloved characters in a favorite series for her readers—her friend Pammy, her son, Sam, and the many funny and wise folks who attend her church are all familiar. And Traveling Mercies is a welcome return to those lives, as well as an introduction to new companions Lamott treats with the same candor, insight, and tenderness. Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers."

Traveling Mercies Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Traveling Mercies


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2000-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0613656741

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A book about faith, love, and small change.

Traveling Mercies Book

Traveling Mercies


  • Author : John Scholte
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449048754

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Traveling Mercies Excerpt :

This book describes a journey through life. While it is intended to entertain, it is also intended to show that when the chips are down one must go on and make the best of things. At the same time, life should not be taken too seriously. As the saying goes, you only live once. A good part of my childhood took place during the war which was a dangerous time for our elders, but for us kids it was all a big adventure. Either way, we got through it! Later, a college education became a must even though my parents felt that we were "working people", and we did not need a higher education. Nevertheless, I persevered and got my education, (with some help from Uncle Sam, ) and it opened worlds to me that I might have never known. The book is not intended to be religious; however, I cannot feel but that God has a hand in things which shows in my life, perhaps not always immediately but upon some reflection. Finally, as I said, the book is intended to entertain. If the reader gets a kick out of it and if it causes him or her to reflect a little upon his or her own life, writing it will have been worthwhile!

Summary of Anne Lamott s Traveling Mercies Book

Summary of Anne Lamott s Traveling Mercies


  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-07-21T22:59:00Z
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9798822545106

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Summary of Anne Lamott s Traveling Mercies Excerpt :

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was returning home from St. Louis to New York, and I had been helping stranded passengers distribute their magazines and chocolates. I was feeling very religious. #2 I was born again as a Christian when I was on a plane. I was not really a Jew-ish person, but a bad Christian. I was capable of denying it, but I told the truth: that I was a believer, a convert. #3 The plane was suddenly stopped, and two passengers wanted to get off. We were headed back to the gate. The three of us in row thirtyeight began to read. The other two seemed resigned, but I felt frantic. #4 The plane finally began to steady, and the pilot announced that everything was OK. I was so excited that we weren’t going to crash that I began to feel nervous. I wanted the Christian man to be my new best friend.

Operating Instructions Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Operating Instructions


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307761033

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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune

Intimate Conversations with the Divine Book

Intimate Conversations with the Divine


  • Author : Caroline Myss
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401922894

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Now in paperback, from the New York Times best-selling author of Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit, a timely guide with 100 prayers for entering into a personal relationship with the Divine. "I've loved so many of Caroline Myss's books, but maybe none so much as Intimate Conversations with the Divine. Has there ever been a more urgent need for her unique and profound (and sometimes wonderfully cranky) take on our spiritual reality, healing, and the language of holiness?" -- Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies and Help, Thanks, Wow In her most personal book to date--now available in paperback for the first time--beloved teacher and best-selling author Caroline Myss draws on her own practice to help us regain our fluency in the language of prayer and renew our connection to the sacred. Intimate Conversations with the Divine offers 100 of Myss's personal prayers as a resource and inspiration to start a prayer practice of your own. Each prayer illustrates a different type of grace that feeds the human soul, from awakening, endurance, and healing, to silence, surrender, and trust. "We are one holy system of life and great cosmic truth, which is that all life--including all of us--breathes together," Myss writes. "I hope this book, these prayers, will bring you comfort and grace, and help you through the difficult times ahead. And I hope they will inspire you to believe that with God, all things are possible."

Travelling Mercies Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Travelling Mercies


  • Author : Lorna Goodison
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110667214

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Travelling Mercies Excerpt :

At the heart of acclaimed poet Lorna Goodison’s seventh book of poetry – her first published in Canada – is music, moving from a slow ska, a hard rocksteady, and a sweetie-come-brush-me bossanova, to line and sight gratitude psalms, lionheart outlaw anthems, and Miles Davis, blown by the winds to a concert in Berlin. Many of the poems are about those not heard or less counted, those who live in places like the favelas of Rio or the Kingston slum called Moonlight City. Goodison chronicles how “from shameports we passed through whale-belly nights of no return”, or from prison through the fields of Tecumseh on a Greyhound bus to Detroit. And she journeys, as they must have, to hell, this time in a marvellous translation of the canto about Brunetto Latini from Dante’s Inferno, where she meets Mr. Brown, a Jamaican duppy conqueror from her own land of look behind. Set mainly in her native Jamaica but universal in its concerns, this book, rare and special, is the real thing.

Plan B Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Plan B


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-03-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101217368

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Plan B Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time. Fortunately for those of us who are anxious about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope that we’re not alone in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort and to make us laugh despite the grim realities. Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."

All New People Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

All New People


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619028852

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“Anne Lamott is the two-way mirror of our hopes, insecurities, and cheating hearts, an astute observer of human nature.” —Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club The celebrated author of Bird by Bird offers a stunningly evocative novel about a divorcée who returns to her small Northern California town, where she encounters vivid memories of her eccentric family and coming-of-age in the 1960s With generosity, humor, and pathos, Anne Lamott takes on the barrage of dislocating changes that shook the Sixties. Leading us through the wake of these changes is Nanny Goodman, a girl living in Marin County, California. A half–adult child among often childish adults, Nanny grows up with two spectacularly odd parents: a writer father and a mother who is a constant source of material. As she moves into her adolescence, so, it seems, does America. While grappling with her own coming–of–age, Nanny witnesses an entire culture’s descent into drugs, the mass exodus of fathers from her town, and rapid real estate and technological development that foreshadow a drastically different future. In All New People, Anne Lamott works a special magic, transforming failure into forgiveness and illuminating the power of love to redeem us.

Grace eventually  Book

Grace eventually


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Christian biography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1204336161

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Help  Thanks  Wow Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Help Thanks Wow


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101607732

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Help Thanks Wow Excerpt :

A New York Times bestseller from the author of Dusk, Night Dawn, Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything. Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals. It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas. Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.

Bipolar Faith Book

Bipolar Faith


  • Author : Monica A. Coleman
  • Publisher : Broadleaf Books
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506487106

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Overcome with mental anguish, Monica A. Coleman's great-grandfather had his two young sons pull the chair out from beneath him when he hanged himself. That noose remained tied to a rafter in the shed, where it hung above the heads of his eight children who played there for years to come. As it had for generations before her, a heaviness hung over Monica throughout her young life. As an adult, this rising star in the academy saw career successes often fueled by the modulated highs of undiagnosed Bipolar II Disorder, as she hid deep depression that even her doctors skimmed past in disbelief. Serendipitous encounters with Black intellectuals like Henry Louis Gates Jr., Angela Davis, and Renita Weems were countered by long nights of stark loneliness. Only as Coleman began to face her illness was she able to live honestly and faithfully in the world. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberating vision of God. Written in crackling prose, Monica's spiritual autobiography examines her long dance with trauma, depression, and the threat of death in light of the legacies of slavery, war, sharecropping, poverty, and alcoholism that masked her family history of mental illness for generations.

Almost Everything Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Almost Everything


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525537571

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Almost Everything Excerpt :

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

Stitches Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Stitches


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698147850

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Stitches Excerpt :

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Dusk, Night, Dawn, Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything “Lamott’s …most insightful book yet, Stitches offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom…this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters.”—People What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable? These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time. It’s in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.