Jul 14, 12
Read from July 11 to 14, 2012 — I own a copy
If I didn't disagree with her so completely on the abortion issue,
I would probably have given this book 5 stars!
Seriously, this book is incredible
for it honesty, its humor, and its deep faith.
Ann Moffat is a Christian, but not in the simplistic way
reflected in so many "Christian" books.
Hers is a faith that emerges in the midst of life's messiness -
the messiness of her own life,
marred with alcohol, drugs, promiscuity, and abortions;
and by a difficult childhood and a mother with whom she continues
to have a love-hate relationship, years after her death;
and the messiness of the world in which we live,
marked by war and violence and enviornmental degradation.
And while she most definitely doesn't claim to have all the answers,
she is honest about the questions and the struggles,
and continues to have a basic trust in God and in life
which will inspire anyone open enough to listen.
P.S. After initially writing and posting this, I read some of the other reviews.
Perhaps it helps that this was the first Anne Lamott book I've read;
nothing was repetiitive to me, as some have claimed,
because everything was new to me.
Having read this book, however, I am anxious now to read
"Traveling Mercies" and "Plan B."