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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    An Altar in the World
    Subtitle
    A Geography of Faith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Brown Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061370472
    ISBN 10: 0061370479
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK
    DC21: 283.092
    DC22: 283.092
    BIC subject category V2: BGX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25430
    B&T Approval Code: A13550000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL027000
    B&T Approval Code: A13806022
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000, BIO018000, REL077000
    LC classification: BX5995.T26 A3 2010
    Thema V1.0: QRVK, DNBX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    09 February 2010
    Review quote
    "A marvelous book. Barbara Brown Taylor's honesty is so fantastic, and she writes with such wit, that this book is a delight to read and a profound experience ."--ExploreFaith