27 Jul Barbara Brown Taylor
Annie Dillard said that Barbara Brown Taylor’s writing is “wonderfully intelligent, moving, and direct.” In the tradition of Kathleen Norris and Anne Lamott, Taylor gives an account of her journey. From city to country, from full time parish minister to college professor, from urban dweller to part-time farmer, Taylor discovers that life with God entails “a wondrous uncertainty” despite our best laid plans. After ten years in a big urban church, Taylor arrives in Clarkesville (population 1,500) thinking her dream has come true. Though it had, five and a half years later, Taylor realized that in order to keep her faith she must now leave the church–that, in fact, God is leading her into a new direction, one she could not have imagined when she was first ordained. Anyone who has experienced doubts about his or her chosen vocation, or those who have a hard time finding their place in church, will find a kindred spirit in Taylor. Read more at BarbaraBrownTaylor.com.