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Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
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Mar 05, 2009

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bookshelves: owned-physical-book, 2009, 3-stars, christian, memoir
Read in April, 2009

This is a difficult book for me to review, because I had no expectations going in, and no real understanding of the authors intentions coming out. As a memoir it was brilliant - interestingly written and engaging. I guess the problem is that I'm too used to Christian non-fiction being meant as books of teaching - that I'm supposed to learn something new about Christianity from them. I didn't here, but that's not because it was badly written or too "simple", but because that simply didn't seem to be the purpose of the book.

It's a great story of one woman's walk with Christ. As it was I couldn't use or recognize too many of her experiences, but if my situation in life had been more like hers, I think it would have been a lot more poignant.
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