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As Barbara Brown Taylor reminds us, the Israelites received the bread of angels-- manna--as they made their way through the wilderness. So too is God made known to us in the simple things that sustain our lives. With humor and an eye for human stubbornness, Taylor points to just how much like the people of scripture we can be--stiff-necked and ungrateful in the face of ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published January 25th 1997 by Cowley Publications (first published January 1st 1997)
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Aldafan
Aug 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love all of her books. This is a book of her sermons that was used this year for our Daughters of the King study. It contains my favorite sermon, "God's Daring Plan," that I re-read every Christmas Eve.
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I participate in a bible study/book study at my church. BBTs sermons have led us to great discussions! ...more
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Her sermons are always an inspiration to this working preacher.
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As Barbara Brown Taylor reminds us, the Israelites received the bread of angels manna as they made their way through the wilderness. So too is God made known to us in the simple things that sustain our lives. With humor and an eye for human stubbornness, Taylor points to just how much like the people of scripture we can be stiff-necked and ungrateful in the face of God s bounty. Taylor moves through the span of the Bible in her search for divine love. In the stories of Moses, David, and Daniel ...more
Stephanie
Nov 22, 2010 rated it liked it
This book reminded me of Eat,Pray,Love but the author is on more of a spiritual journey. She is in Damascus for a year studying Christianity in the Middle East. She uses much imagery but by the end I felt the book dragged. I did learn much about the Koran and that it had a Jesus and stories similar to those in the Bible .Also I loved the descriptions of Damascus--you could see,hear and smell the life there.
Naomi
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
An older volume of Barbara Brown Taylor's sermons, _Bread of Angels_ is an invitation to the reader to wrestle with whether or not we really want to know the Spirit, the terrifying and awe that attends living a God-filled life, that pushes us past our comfortable definitions and easy understanding of our faith. These remain words that challenge and encourage at the same time.
Lscoopmire
Apr 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Barbara Brown Taylor is a gifted, engaging writer and preacher and it's a tragedy that she seemed to burn out and leave the active ministry. But if you suffer from listening to poor sermons from time to time, this book --and her others-- will make you even more discontented. I ran across this when I took a class on preaching last summer. Enjoy!
Jennifer
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Apparently I finished reading this the day after my daughter was born, so I was a bit distracted. Probably would have enjoyed it more if I was concentrating.
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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 ...more

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