Barbara Brown Taylor


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Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark (2014), was featured on the cover of TIME magazine. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received The President’s Medal ...more

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Disconnected Driving

Since Georgia became a hands-free state in 2018, I have been a criminal on the loose.  If my phone is in the car, it is like a magnet made of kryptonite that draws my attention from the pavement without my permission.  First I tried putting it face down on the floorboard of the passenger seat.  Then I tried putting it on the floorboard in the back seat.  Then I tried putting it in the trunk of the

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Learning to Walk in the Dark

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An Altar in the World: A Ge...

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Leaving Church: A Memoir of...

4.17 avg rating — 6,712 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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Holy Envy: Finding God in t...

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The Preaching Life

4.32 avg rating — 1,076 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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When God Is Silent

4.50 avg rating — 472 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Home by Another Way

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Speaking of Sin

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Luminous Web: Essays on Sci...

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Bread of Angels

4.35 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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“The problem is, many of the people in need of saving are in churches, and at least part of what they need saving from is the idea that God sees the world the same way they do.”
Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

“To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger—these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir. Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is no need to complicate things by calling them holy. And yet these are the same activities that change lives, sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly, the way dripping water changes stone. In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life.”
Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

“People encounter God under shady oak trees, on riverbanks, at the tops of mountains, and in long stretches of barren wilderness. God shows up in whirlwinds, starry skies, burning bushes, and perfect strangers. When people want to know more about God, the son of God tells them to pay attention to the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, to women kneading bread and workers lining up for their pay. Whoever wrote this stuff believed that people could learn as much about the ways of God from paying attention to the world as they could from paying attention to scripture. What is true is what happens, even if what happens is not always right. People can learn as much about the ways of God from business deals gone bad or sparrows falling to the ground as they can from reciting the books of the Bible in order. They can learn as much from a love affair or a wildflower as they can from knowing the Ten Commandments by heart.”
Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

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