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Broken Buddha

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"Broken Buddha" is the sixth book of stories by Meg Barnhouse. Meg Barnhouse is a Unitarian Universalist minister and singer-songwriter who writes about life with edgy humor and infectious hopefulness. Pick up this book and open it anywhere. Odds are good you'll find a thought you've always felt you might be the only one thinking. She is to-the-bone honest and at the same ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Outlaw Hill
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Great collection of essays and stories from my minister.
Definitely worth checking out. Thought provoking.

Wrote this part a few weeks ago:
Just came from hearing Meg do a bookreading and discussion at austin's bookpeople store. Meg is my UU minister

wrote this about it elsewhere on facebook:I plan to end my day by attending this talk by Meg Barnhouse - I've heard my church's new minister does great sermons. I haven't been able to see them because of my job schedule so I'll take the opportunity to
Sharing stories and meditations that invite us to wrestle the difficult in our lives and draw more meaning from that wrestling than things are tough and stinky, Barnhouse does not turn away from the painful and imperfect and asks us not to do so, either. Unitarian Universalist.
Steve Palm-houser
Many people start out on a spiritual path seeking wholeness and inner peace. And why not? Turmoil, suffering, and hardship are often catalysts that drive us to seek answers to life's deeper questions. The problem is that many people approach religion as way to escape the reality of suffering, instead of a way of transcending it. We want our pain to end. We don't want to have to struggle any more.

The title story in Meg Barnhouse's new book addresses this issue head-on. Read more
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