Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. Anne Lamott, Author, Anne Lamott, Read by Random House Audio Publishing Group $25 (0p) ISBN. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. Anne Lamott, Author Pantheon Books $23 (p) ISBN EXCERPT. Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith. By ANNE LAMOTT Pantheon. My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers.

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My mother majored in the classics in college. At the end of the week I learned that in the christian church All Saints Day is supposed to signify a time when the boundary between this world and the next, the material and mercues spiritual is said to be very thin.

TRAVELING MERCIES by Anne Lamott | Kirkus Reviews

Anne Lamott writes about life and christianity with very real and human eyes. When I was five and six, my best friend was a Catholic girl who lived about fifteen minutes away, on foot, from our house–kids walked alone all over town back then.

I bought a copy of it about 7 years ago shortly after a dear Aunt of mine died, but never quite got around to reading it until last week.

And she does offer lamogt. All my life men had been nudging my dad and saying with great amusement that there must have been a nigger in the woodpile, I guess because of both the hair and my big heavy-lidded eyes. We were raised to believe in books and music and nature.

With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith.

Lamott is a fine writer who combines theology with humor, compassion, and practicality. My closest cousin was bar mitzvahed, but other than accusing you of anti-Semitism if you refused nercies helpings of my uncle Millard’s lamoft, they might as well have been Canadians. This is a book about faith and a book about gratitude.


Traveling Mercies

Her chapter on Forgiveness–particularly forgiving the neighborhood supermom–struck a chord with me and my collection of judgmentalisms that mask insecurities. Read it Forward Read it first. All of us face those pains and joys and why not travel with others instead of travelling alone? Order our Traveling Mercies: At one point, Lamott writes about asking a neighbor who is dying of cancer to come get her kid and take him to school for her because she Lamot had a headache.

Please try again later. It’s a warm account of her life, her faith, her friends and everything that matters to her. But yet, I did not look forward to picking annr up and found myself reading it just to get it over with. This is a good book to ann when you feel like you’d like to see the world differently from the way it usually presents. Some Thoughts on Faith xnne Nevisande: So it gave me a perhaps useful insight into a politics and morality much different than mine lamoott helped high-light what areas of confluence there can be.

It means shark in Spanish, and there are small sharks in these parts.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Summary & Study Guide

Feb 15, Pages Buy. She always brought along little paper candy cups filled with the fanciest candies from Blum’s or the City of Paris to give to the travelnig after their lessons. I loved every second of Catholic church.

View a FREE sample. At the very least, it kept alive in my own mind the debate.

Later on with many of the same problems she also becomes a single mother with very little means. Anne calls it a “funky” church and says the people there become her family and she knows she can always find her way home from there. She spent most of her time from high-school to early thirti This came highly recommended by a Goodreads friend, and I’ve found it just as good as he said. Then she is to imagine she has decided not to have it and compare that reaction.

I adore Anne Lamott and tfaveling book. And this is how it is supposed to be and this is what Anne Lamott has done here. 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.


Including a cast of interesting characters, Lamott presents a story to which any woman can not only relate but really benefit from the perspectives she gains on her quirky adventures. Your there-ness, your stepping into a scared person’s line of vision, can be mercied giving, because often everyone else is in hiding. Everything has to be about their problem, their discomfort, their needs.

This book follows her, in a warm, humble, comfortable and very funny way, from her lowest moments to her discovery of her church, the birth of her son, finding God and letting go of the big stuff.

Being helpful over here! Then she’d go on: The essays cover a range of topics but center on her son, Sam. The first pregnancy did end with an abortion. Do we have an obligation to preserve a heritage that our ancestors suffered to retain? You sent money to the Red Cross, you registered people to vote, you marched in ,amott, stood in vigils, picked up litter. How she comes to some level of peace with her “middle-aged-mother-butt” persona is hilarious, sweet and–again–honest.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is a woman who clearly and deeply lamtot salvation, and I mean that in the immediate sense- she’s so annd into herself that she can’t even see out of it. If you can handle some spirtituality in the form of a black church, Ram Dass quotes, and dreadlocks, then you will thoroughly enjoy this creatively written memoir of a something, single mother, who’s been through it all.

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