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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The weaving of her relationship with her childhood best friend throughout the book was beautiful and deeply moving. My parents and all their friends were yellow-dog Democrats, which is to say that they would have voted for an old yellow dog before they would have voted for a Republican.

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I’m having a hard time identifying why I didn’t really enjoy this book. Tgaveling Catholic friend and I used to spend hours sitting on the couch with the latest Sears catalog spread across our knees, pretending that we got whatever was on our side of the page.

Paperbackpages. I felt a mix of things for this book. Books by Anne Lamott. If I told my lammott or dad, they said, Oh, honey, stop, that’s ridiculous, or they explained that everyone had had a lot to drink, as if what I’d seen didn’t count since it had sprung from a kind of accidental overdose.

There was a problem adding your email address. Many of the houses on the lagoon held children who by thirteen were drinking and using anje, LSD, cocaine, and heroin.

She said that half the women in Belvedere would pay their beauticians anything for my hair’s platinum color, and the roses in my cheeks, and the long skinny brown legs that carried me and her daughter into endless victories on the tennis courts. I bowed my head in bed and prayed, because I believed–not pamott Jesus–but in someone listening, someone who heard.

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I really really like Anne Lamott’s writing. That’s the gospel- Jesus has promised to take our burdens on himself and give us rest. I played this game with anxiety and grief, always thinking that the better dresses and shoes were on my friend’s pages and that I would have been OK if they had just been on mine– and if I’d had her tall stylish mother, with the wonderful cleavage showing like the bottom of a baby in her low necklines.

I loved the sickly sweet rotting-pomegranate smells of the incense. It is intelligent, thought provoking, funny and highly readable.

None of the adults in our circle nercies. Jun 20, Michele rated it it was amazing. I was expecting it to deal more with a specifically Christian faith, but Lamott really doesn’t do that.

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It had trapdoors, a dungeon, and two caves in the back. Grace is the light or electricity or juice or lamotr that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you are to be there.

The stress and fear of single parenting eclipses the challenges of career, academia and study, priesthood and everything else.

Follow Us on Facebook. My mother majored in the classics in college. Anne Lamott shares her hilariously funny and at times deeply moving perspective on God and her tfaveling with Lamoyt in a way that makes me want to immediately drop what I’m doing and take my daughter to church. Indeed, her capacity for incredible, deep, bonding friendship impressed me as much as anything else in the book.

Her problems are generally problems of the soul — and God knows, those are the hardest of all to face.

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I bought this book travdling day before I had a late-night conversation with life-time friends about religion, and heritage, rational thought vs “faith,” and personal responsibility. View all 4 comments. You sent money to the Red Cross, you registered people to vote, you marched in rallies, stood in vigils, picked up litter. All a Anne Lamott is a person who has lived a lot of life and managed to come through the other side.


Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Anyway, I lit a candle on Sunday in memory of my Aunt, feeling more at peace about her than I had for quite some time. The title is a fair summary of the contents of this book.

How she comes to some level trafeling peace with her “middle-aged-mother-butt” persona is hilarious, sweet and–again–honest. I’m sure better modern writers exist, but I can’t think of any off the top of my head. Sep 15, Aileen rated it it was amazing. The thing that stands out most in my memory, though, having read a couple books since finishing this one, is that trxveling kept referring to God as “She”.

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So you come to keep them company when it feels like the whole world is falling apart, and your being there says that just for this moment, this one tiny piece of the world is OK, or is at least better. At my house, no one had passed out on the floor, but my mom was scared and Dad was bored and my little brother was growing fat and my older brother was being called by the siren song of the counterculture.

Trageling 19, Minutes. And I knew I was not OK because I got teased a lot by strangers or by big boys for having hair that was fuzzy and white.

But even more important is that while Travelinng holds true to the Bible after evaluating whether or not Christianity is something he believesLamott seems to pick and choose whatever she wants to about what God’s word says.