An Altar In The World by Barbara Brown Taylor Now Available in Paperback
The Critically Acclaimed Author of Leaving Church Reveals How to See the Sacred in our
Everyday Lives. Taylor’s delicate, thought-provoking prose will appeal to anyone seeking more
meaning and spirituality in their everyday lives.
(PRWEB) February 21, 2010 -- In her previous book Leaving Church (“a beautiful, absorbing memoir”—Dallas
Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision
that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her lyrical follow-up An Altar In The World (February 2010;
HarperOne; paperback), she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church.
From simple practices (walking, working, getting lost) to deep meditations (on prayer, giving blessings, and on
having skin), each essay reveals meaningful ways to find the sacred in the small things we do and see. Through
her expert guidance, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.
Taylor’s delicate, thought-provoking prose will appeal to anyone seeking more meaning and spirituality in their
Barbara Brown Taylor’s last book, Leaving Church, was met with widespread critical acclaim including the New
York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Fresh Air, and others. Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry and was
named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University in 1996.
She became a professor of religion at Piedmont College in 1998 and also teaches spirituality at Columbia
Theological Seminary. Still a priest in the Episcopal Church, Taylor has traveled the world in pursuit of sacred
wisdom, finding most of what she needed in her backyard. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia
with her husband, Ed. Visit the author online at www.barbarabrowntaylor.com.
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