by Barbara Brown Taylor
Although Barbara Brown Taylor is coming from a different place than I am theologically, I am still very glad that I chose to read this book. Her descriptions of life as clergy gave me new respect for the clergy members in my life. It is easy to view clergy as different, even the clergy members that I know, but her descriptions of how she felt when people treated her differently were more than a little thought provoking.
I think she reminded me that it is OK to go through different seasons in your life with regards to church. She also encouraged me to explore some of the early church writings on finding God in nature, and I have really been enjoying that discovery. Her thoughts on theological and doctrinal debates made me pause and ponder.
I donâ€™t think many of her ideas are orthodox, at least not for the kinds of churches that I have always attended, but that didnâ€™t bother me. There is still plenty to learn.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. 🙂
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