Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith

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Barbara Brown Taylor is one of America's most renowned and beloved spiritual writers who made her UK debut in 2009 with the acclaimed An Altar in the World. Here she reflects on keeping faith and the relentless demands that characterise life for so many today. In this moving and memorable book she writes of her life and work as a priest and the burden of being one of the most celebrated preachers in America. She recalls with grace and wit what led her to priestly ministry, the privilege of exploring the mysteries of God with others, her growing fame, the crisis it provoked and the unexpected blessings that followed. Having been part of a team in a large urban church for ten years, she sought a parish of her own and it was love at first sight when she was invited to view a small rural parish in Georgia. Little did she imagine that here Jesus's words about losing one's life in order to find it would have such impact. She tells of the rapid growth of the church, the crowds who travelled miles to hear her preach, the tensions that arose - and the call to lay it all aside in order to rediscover the authentic heart of her faith.

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"This beautiful book is rich with wit and humanness and honesty and loving detail....I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be." --Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words

"This is an astonishing book. . . . Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. In a word, she is the best there is." --Living Church

Barbara Brown Taylor, once hailed as one of America's most effective and beloved preachers, eloquently tells the moving and delightful story of her search to find an authentic way of being Christian--even when it meant giving up her pulpit.

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"Told with insight, humor and compassion." -- The Columbus Post Dispatch

"Wonderfully crafted . . . this memoir is a soulful conversation." -- San Diego Tribune

"A beautifully crafted memoir . . . a slice of courage in a world that too often refuses to admit vulnerability." -- San Diego Tribune

Leaving Church is a canticle of praise to creator and creation. --Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking and Booking Passage

"An Episcopal priest renowned for her eloquent sermons turns her talents to memoir..."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Such is the power of Brown Taylor's prose...and her humanity that this story becomes one of hope."--Columbus Dispatch

"Told with insight, humor and compassion."--The Columbus Post Dispatch

"A wonderfully gifted Christian writer and speaker."--Kansas City Star

"This memoir [...] is full of surprises[...] In her renewal is our own."--Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University

"Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. ...she is the best there is."--Living Church

"Lovely . . . revealing . . . poignant. . . . I found in Taylor's narrative a companionable voice..."--Garret Keizer in Books & Culture

"Leaving Church is a canticle of praise to creator and creation."--Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking and Booking Passage

."..Taylor at her best, writing about congregational moments with such artistic grace and wit that we see them afresh"--Christian Century

"Even without the collar, Barbara Brown Taylor is one of our most important spiritual writers today."--ExploreFaith

"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

""Leaving Church" is a canticle of praise to creator and creation."--Thomas Lynch, author of "The Undertaking" and "Booking Passage"

..".Taylor at her best, writing about congregational moments with such artistic grace and wit that we see them afresh"--Christian Century

This memoir [...] is full of surprises[...] In her renewal is our own. --Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University"

"Leaving Church" is a canticle of praise to creator and creation. --Thomas Lynch, author of "The Undertaking" and "Booking Passage""

Told with insight, humor and compassion. --The Columbus Post Dispatch"

...Taylor at her best, writing about congregational moments with such artistic grace and wit that we see them afresh --Christian Century"

Even without the collar, Barbara Brown Taylor is one of our most important spiritual writers today. --ExploreFaith"

I love this book . . . . Her beautiful, absorbing memoir will bless countless readers... --Lauren Winner, The Dallas Morning News"

Such is the power of Brown Taylor s prose...and her humanity that this story becomes one of hope. --Columbus Dispatch"

An Episcopal priest renowned for her eloquent sermons turns her talents to memoir... --Atlanta Journal Constitution"

Lovely . . . revealing . . . poignant. . . . I found in Taylor s narrative a companionable voice... --Garret Keizer in Books & Culture"

A wonderfully gifted Christian writer and speaker. --Kansas City Star"

This new memoir is among the summer s best books... --Detroit Free Press"

Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. ...she is the best there is. --Living Church"

I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be. --Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words"

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 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"

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"

"I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be."--Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words

"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 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

"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

-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

-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 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

-A finely crafted memoir . . . a rich evocation of her lifelong love affair with God.---Publishers Weekly (starred review)

-Told with insight, humor and compassion.---The Columbus Post Dispatch

-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

-Even without the collar, Barbara Brown Taylor is one of our most important spiritual writers today.---ExploreFaith

-I love this book . . . . Her beautiful, absorbing memoir will bless countless readers...---Lauren Winner, The Dallas Morning News

-Such is the power of Brown Taylor's prose...and her humanity that this story becomes one of hope.---Columbus Dispatch

-An Episcopal priest renowned for her eloquent sermons turns her talents to memoir...---Atlanta Journal Constitution

-Lovely . . . revealing . . . poignant. . . . I found in Taylor's narrative a companionable voice...---Garret Keizer in Books & Culture

-A wonderfully gifted Christian writer and speaker.---Kansas City Star

-This new memoir is among the summer's best books...---Detroit Free Press

-Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. ...she is the best there is.---Living Church

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