Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith


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5.31 X 8.01 X 0.67 inches | 0.46 pounds
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About the Author

Barbara Brown Taylor is Harry R. Butman Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in Piedmont, Georgia and Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of many books, including An Altar in the World. She is an at-large editor for The Christian Century and a sometime commentator on Georgia Public Radio.


"I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be."--Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words
"This memoir [...] is full of surprises[...] In her renewal is our own."--Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University
"Told with insight, humor and compassion."--The Columbus Post Dispatch
"Such is the power of Brown Taylor's prose...and her humanity that this story becomes one of hope."--Columbus Dispatch
"A wonderfully gifted Christian writer and speaker."--Kansas City Star
"Lovely . . . revealing . . . poignant. . . . I found in Taylor's narrative a companionable voice..."--Garret Keizer in Books & Culture
"Even without the collar, Barbara Brown Taylor is one of our most important spiritual writers today."--ExploreFaith
"An Episcopal priest renowned for her eloquent sermons turns her talents to memoir..."--Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. ...she is the best there is."--Living Church
"I love this book . . . . Her beautiful, absorbing memoir will bless countless readers..."--Lauren Winner, The Dallas Morning News
"This new memoir is among the summer's best books..."--Detroit Free Press
"A fiercely honest and gracious book about our primary vocation to be human."--Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and author of Reimagining Christianity
"Leaving Church is a canticle of praise to creator and creation."--Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking and Booking Passage
"Taylor describes doubt, faith and vocation, their limits, and how the church both blesses and muddies the waters."--Nora Gallagher, author of Practicing Resurrection
"A finely crafted memoir . . . a rich evocation of her lifelong love affair with God."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A beautifully crafted memoir . . . . There is a refreshing honesty . . . a slice of courage in a world that too often refuses to admit its vulnerability. . . . Leaving Church does not bash the church. It is a love story about letting go and learning to live with the mystery of what may happen next."--San Diego Tribune
"...Taylor at her best, writing about congregational moments with such artistic grace and wit that we see them afresh"--Christian Century