Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Traveling Mercies

How have we ever come this far into the blogsphere without insisting you read Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies? What were we thinking? Lamott is a dread-lock sporting, ex-addict mom who loves, in her words, "all things Jesus-y." She will cause you to gasp, cry, cringe, and raucously laugh out loud. The book follows her journey in faith. It is a good read for people who are still looking a bit askance at God and for those of us who have been around too long and take God for granted.

If you want a sweet book, perhaps you had best pass this one up. Lamott writes what is real about life. What grace is when you are looking up at the gutter. You will meet church ladies that press baggies of dimes into Lamott's hand just to keep her from starving. You will see Christ in a thousand human faces.

Go ahead. Get the book. Enjoy the ride. You will, like us, buy it by the case. It is a wonderful bridge to conversation with almost anyone.

Joni and Bob


Post a Comment

<< Home