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The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.

The Best American Spiritual Writing 2005 includes

Mary Gordon • Natalie Goldb
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 5th 2005 by Mariner Books
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Margie
Like the "Nonrequired Reading" books in the "Best American..." series, this book has many different styles of writing, including poems, sermons, lists, and essays. I found all but one of them to be worth reading.
Patty
There is no way for me to say whether this volume of essays is the best, next best or the worst in this series. I have been reading this series since it started and in every one there is wonderful writing. These are an indication that people are still writing amazing stories.

This one has some terrific poems and good essays by Brian Doyle and Natalie Goldberg.

The best part is that I can go back to any volume and enjoy these again and again. The writing is so good.
Monica Madaus
I think the reason these collections can be difficult to find in libraries is that they are pitched at such a varied audience. Is there really such a thing as one-size-fits-all spirituality?

Nevertheless, they're often quite interesting. I particularly liked Richard John Neuhaus' "Kierkegaard for Grownups" and Charles Johnson's "Dr. King’s Refrigerator." I'd intended to plug the Dr. King story in time for the holiday....guess now I'm early for next year.
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