How to Begin When Your World Is Ending: A Spiritual Field Guide to Joy Despite Everything


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Broadleaf Books
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5.9 X 7.77 X 0.9 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

Molly Phinney Baskette is an author, progressive Christian pastor, mama, cancer survivor, and doomsday Pollyanna. She lives in Alameda, California, with her husband and two children. You may spot her in the beautiful Bay Area bad-dance-jogging, or marching in the streets, depending on the day.


Anne Lamott fans will find Baskette a kindred spirit. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

How to Begin When Your World Is Ending is one of those books you didn't know you needed until you've been laughing and crying through it. It is brave and true, vulnerable and wise. Your brain, heart, and soul will be better off for having spent some time in Molly Baskette's extraordinary company. --Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, author of On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World and other books

If you like to read beautifully written chapters that are every bit as funny as they are wise, that's reason enough to read How to Begin When Your World Is Ending. A gift and a delight! --Brian D. McLaren, author of Faith After Doubt and Do I Stay Christian?

Don't let Molly Baskette's ebullient prose and cheeky wit fool you: this book is as chock full of spiritual wisdom and hard-won truth as it is with belly laughs. Baskette whirls her reader through her own and others' stories of hardship with a light step and a deft hand, all to the rhythm of grace. This book is for anyone flirting with God or learning to dance through difficult days. --Emily Scott, founding pastor of St. Lydia's Dinner Church and author of For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World

What the world needs, Howard Thurman tells us, is people who have come alive. This is the summons. Molly Baskette has received it. She knows how to grieve, laugh, question, and celebrate. In a sometimes-nightmare world of exclusion and domination, Baskette invites us to dance and risk arrest, to be the therapeutic context we want to see in the world. Receive her witness and get blessed. --David Dark, culture critic, teacher, and author of Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious