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Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
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Jan 25, 10

Recommended for: Those in church leadership struggling with their role.
Read in January, 2010, read count: 1

A good read about one woman's journey from relative unchurched status to that of an Episcopal priest and then to her decision to leave that role. It was interesting to read how as a young girl Brown-Taylor had a spiritual side and pretty much found faith on her own. Many in church leadership, whether mainline or evangelical, will relate to many of her experiences and feelings. I would have liked to hear more about what her husband had to contribute to her decision. Apart from his own spiritual experience with Native Americans, she never reveals their conversations about her decision. I'm sure there had to be some conversation and I would be curious to know his take on it all, particularly as a man married to a female clergyperson.
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