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Traveling Mercies

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Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
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Feb 15, 2000 | ISBN 9780385496094

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"Even at her most serious, she never takes herself or her spirituality too seriously. Lamott is a narrator who has relished and soaked up the details of her existence, equally of mirth and devastation, spirit and grief, and spilled them onto her pages." —The New York Times Book Review

"Life-affirming…Lamott fills her text with remarkable detail and a refreshing sense of humanity that has you guffawing on one page and bawling on the next." —People

"You’ll love Traveling Mercies for Lamott’s unblinking confrontation with God’s love, and you’ll buy copies for all your friends struggling with faith." —USA Today

"Exuberant and captivating…. shifts from laugh-out-loud wisecracks to heart-wrenching poignancy. At one point she seems a reincarnation of Erma Bombeck; at others, she could be Annie Dillard or Kathleen Norris." —Chicago Tribune

"Compares with the witty and moving Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis…. Lamott is a fine writer who combines theology with humor, compassion, and practicality." —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Applies passion, wisdom, and intensity to a scorchingly personal look at the road from spiritual apathy to ardent belief…. Traveling Mercies, like Ms. Lamott herself, is a consistent delight." —Dallas Morning News

"Lamott has developed an entirely new genre of religious writing. Gritty, stark, and humorous, she catches the reader by surprise when she points her pen heavenward…. Anne Lamott [is] the patron saint of struggling sinners, a woman who loves God enough to be divinely human."–Religion News Service

"Anne Lamott is walking proof that a person can be both reverent and irreverent in the same lifetime. Sometimes even in the same breath." San Francisco Chronicle

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