In the Church Library

While our Faith Formation Classes are on summer hiatus, now’s the chance to explore the church library! If you haven’t read books by popular writer Anne Lamott, this summer could be the perfect time to try one! A prolific writer, her books are concerned with real lives, spiritual transformation, and wonder, leavened with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty. She writes about God, politics, and other unmentionables, and gently exhorts her readers, as she does herself, to find joy in a bleak and chaotic world. She didn’t plan on a career as an inspirational speaker and author, however. “I have the theological understanding of a third grader,” she has said. “But it turns out there is room for a person like me who knows nothing. It turns out there is this hunger for people talking about spirituality from a really ecumenical position. I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that.”

These titles by Lamott are currently in the Church Library, all with call no. 248 L:

  • Almost Everything; Notes on Hope
  • Small Victories; Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
  • Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair
  • Traveling Mercies; Some Thoughts on Faith
  • Plan B; Further Thoughts on Faith

~Carol Jensen, Church Librarian