Traveling Mercies

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0375409173
Release Date: 2000-09-05
Genre: Religion

Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother." Despite--or because of--her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott's real life are like beloved characters in a favorite series for her readers--her friend Pammy, her son, Sam, and the many funny and wise folks who attend her church are all familiar. And Traveling Mercies is a welcome return to those lives, as well as an introduction to new companions Lamott treats with the same candor, insight, and tenderness. Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers." At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, Traveling Mercies tells in exuberant detail how Anne Lamott learned to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope.

Blue like Jazz

Author: Donald Miller
Publisher: LUQS-Verlag
ISBN: 9783940158017
Release Date: 2010
Genre:


Grace Eventually

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101190760
Release Date: 2008-02-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017. "Lamott has chronicled her wacky and (sometimes) wild adventures in faith in...the wonderful Grace (Eventually)." (Chicago Sun-Times) In Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, the author of the bestsellers Traveling Mercies and Plan B delivers a poignant, funny, and bittersweet primer of faith, as we come to discover what it means to be fully alive. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Der blaue Schuh

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher:
ISBN: 342619564X
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Mattie lebt mit ihren beiden Kindern in ihrem Elternhaus, das allmählich auseinanderfällt. Ihre Mutter wird immer wunderlicher. Von ihrem Ex-Mann kommt sie nicht ganz los. Ihre Freundin wohnt am anderen Ende des Landes. Und dann verliebt sie sich in einen liierten Mann ... - Frauenroman.

Der letzte Sommer

Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832189075
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Fiction

Im Sommer 1914 besucht der Medizinstudent Hugh seine geliebte Tante Agatha, deren Ehemann ein hoher Beamter in der Regierung ist. Er wird begleitet von seinem Cousin Daniel, der von einem Leben als Poet und englischer Gentleman träumt. Agatha besteht darauf, dass das Säbelrasseln auf dem Balkan unbeachtet verklingen wird und dass König, Kaiser und Zar wie immer in ihren Sommerurlaub gehen werden. Zudem ist sie mit weitaus Wichtigerem beschäftigt: Seit kurzem ist sie Mitglied des örtlichen Schulbeirates und befürwortet die Einstellung einer weiblichen Lehrkraft. Als Beatrice Nash mit einem Schrankkoffer und riesigen Bücherkisten in der Kleinstadt ankommt, ist schnell klar, dass sie deutlich freidenkender – und attraktiver – ist, als eine Lateinlehrerin es sein sollte. Beatrice, die kürzlich ihren Vater verloren hat, will vor allem in Ruhe gelassen werden. Ihre ganze Energie fließt in ihre Schriftstellerei und in das Entmutigen möglicher Heiratskandidaten. Nichts ist Beatrice wichtiger als ihre Unabhängigkeit. Doch Daniels Charme und Hughs scharfer Verstand wie auch sein nobler Charakter lassen sie in ihrer Haltung schwanken. Mit Ausbruch des Krieges findet der idyllische Sommer ein jähes Ende. Als die Bewohner von den ersten Soldaten Abschied nehmen müssen, ahnen alle, dass sich ihr Leben grundlegend ändern wird.

Plan B

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101217368
Release Date: 2006-03-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway and Help, Thanks, Wow, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time. Fortunately for those of us who are anxious about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope that we’re not alone in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort and to make us laugh despite the grim realities. Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."

Hearing the Call Across Traditions

Author: Adam Davis
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 9781594732645
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

Explore the connections between faith, service, and social justice through the prose, verse, and sacred texts of the world's great faith traditions-Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and more. Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives, and historical periods, these short and provocative readings cut to the heart of the many obstacles and joys that accompany lives devoted to faith and service:

Meister Eckhart

Author: Kurt Flasch
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406600220
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Mysticism

Der große spekulative Denker und Philosoph, Metaphysiker, Theologe und Ethiker Meister Eckhart (um 1260-1328) fasziniert bis heute - durch die Radikalität seines Denkens und die Kraft seiner Sprache. Kurt Flasch bietet in diesem Buch eine neue Gesamtdarstellung von Eckharts Leben und Lehre vor dem Hintergrund des intellektuellen Umfelds seiner Zeit. Die Forschungen der letzten Jahrzehnte haben das Bild Meister Eckharts verändert. Dieses Buch versucht eine Bilanz. Es führt ein in Meister Eckharts Denken und lädt ein, seine Werke zu lesen und seine Aussagen mitzudenken. Kurt Flasch behandelt dabei klar und prägnant alle Werke Eckharts und bezieht sie, wo möglich, auf ihren biographischen Hintergrund und auf die geschichtliche Welt, aus der Eckhart kam und gegen die er sich stellte. Die wichtigen Lebensstationen Paris, Erfurt, Straßburg oder Köln kommen ebenso zur Darstellung wie Eckharts tragisches Schicksal - der Tod in Avignon, der Inquisitionsprozess und die Verurteilung durch seine Kirche. Kurt Flaschs Buch ist die Summe seiner über sechzig Jahre langen Beschäftigung mit Meister Eckhart und seiner Zeit.

Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Author: Michael A. Milton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781597522182
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Religion

John 17 contains the greatest intercessory prayer every prayed from this earth. The Apostle John reveals Jesus of Nazareth, in full disclosure of his self identity, going to His Father not only for His disciples then but also for his disciples now. Drawing from this remarkable chapter of the Bible, Dr. Michael A. Milton has sought to capture the timeless spiritual truths that Jesus prayed and to apply them to the lives of his congregation. In this book, all of us can now benefit from these insights. Retaining the live feel of an actual worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where these messages were first delivered, the reader can expect an appealing mixture of faithful Bible exposition, alert concern for the times in which we live, and heartfelt pastoral application to the lives of real people. Each chapter concludes with questions for devotional study or for small groups.

Heliand

Author: Eduard Sievers
Publisher:
ISBN: OXFORD:300199198
Release Date: 1878
Genre: German (Low German) poetry


Operating Instructions

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307761033
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune