Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith

Paperback | May 1, 2012

byBarbara Brown Taylor

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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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“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, sh...

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By now I expected to be a seasoned parish minister, wearing black clergy shirts grown gray from frequent washing. I expected to love the children who hung on my legs after Sunday morning services until they grew up and had children of their own. I even expected to be buried wearing the same red vestments in which I was ordained.Today t...

Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of thirteen books, including theNew York TimesbestsellerAn Altar in the WorldandLeaving Church, which received an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Taylor is the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught since 1998. She lives on a working farm ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060872632

ISBN - 13:9780060872632

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“Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. ...she is the best there is.”