An Altar in the World
16%
off

An Altar in the World : A Geography of Faith

US$12.46US$14.99

You save US$2.53

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

In her critically acclaimed Leaving Church ("a beautiful, absorbing memoir"--The Dallas Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministryto become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church.Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we're doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do. Through Taylor's expert guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.

show more
  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • 09 Feb 2010
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061370479
  • 9780061370472
  • 25,996

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Review quote

"An Altar in the World is a delight to the eyes, mind and heart, a book I will certainly return to again at a later time, if only to remind myself of the spirituality of everyday living."--America Magazine

show more