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An Altar in the World

A Geography of Faith
A Geography of Faith
A Geography of Faith
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Encountering God beyond the walls of the church.

In Leaving Church, we followed Barbara Brown Taylor as she left full-time ministry to become a university professor, a decision that allowed her to discover new ways to "keep the faith" outside of traditional Christianity. Now, in An Altar in the World, Taylor shares her techniques for encountering God far beyond the walls of the church.

From deep meditations to simple practices like walking, working or even getting lost, each chapter of An Altar in the World reveals meaningful ways to find the sacred in the small things we do and see. Through Taylor's expert guidance, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world in which we live.

Barbara Brown Taylor was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1983. A frequent guest preacher and teacher at churches and universities across the country, she was named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University in 1996 and resigned from her parish soon thereafter to accept an endowed chair in religion at Piedmont College. She lives on a working farm in rural Habersham County, Georgia with her husband, Ed.

"An Altar in the World is a delight to the eyes, mind and heart, a book I will certainly return to again at a later time, if only to remind myself of the spirituality of everyday living."

- America Magazine

--Read the Spirit

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In her critically acclaimed "Leaving Church" ("a beautiful, absorbing memoir"--"The Dallas Morning News"), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministryto become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, "An Altar in the World," she shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church.

Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we're doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do. Through Taylor's expert guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.

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In her critically acclaimed "Leaving Church" ("a beautiful, absorbing memoir"--"The Dallas Morning News"), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministryto become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, "An Altar in the World," she shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church.

Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we're doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do. Through Taylor's expert guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780061370472
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780061370472
    • Strategic Partners: Episcopal
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
    • Page Count: 240
    • Width: 5.00 inches
    • Height: 2.00 inches
    • Length: 7.70 inches
    • Weight: 0.43 pounds
    • SKU: 9780061971297
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
    • ISBN 13: 9780061971297
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • SKU: 9780062123657
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
    • ISBN 13: 9780062123657
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
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