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Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

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Lauren F. Winner, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Girl Meets God, here describes how the loss of her mother and the collapse of her marriage slam her into a wall of doubt. Witty, relatable, and fiercely honest, Winner lays bare her experience of what she calls the "middle stage" of the spiritual life. In elegant and spare prose, she explores why — in the midst of the overwhelming anxiety, loneliness, and boredom of her deepest questioning about where (or if) God is — the Christian story still explains her better than any other story she's ever known and how she arrived at a deeper and better place. Still is an absorbing meditation combining literary grace with spiritual wisdom. It is sure to provide comfort and hope to all spiritual travelers.

Review:

“Anyone committed to truly examining the shape of personal faith, unfolding over the years in a broken world, should sense a fruitful opportunity, if not a solemn obligation, to expound at length....[Winner] probes these depths as deftly and eloquently as anyone writing today....An instant spiritual classic.” Christianity Today

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“In present-tense, lyrical essays....[Winner] explores her emotional landscape as she struggles to move beyond the depression that plagues her following her mothers death and her own divorce. Examining feelings of grief, failure, and doubt....Winner brings poetic nuances to her exquisitely crafted prose.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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“Compulsively readable, direct yet never indiscreet, Winner's book shows intelligence and verve as it seriously addresses the spiritual crises around Gods apparent absence or silence, as faced by many. A must-have for Winner's readers and fans of Anne Lamott.” Library Journal (starred review)

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“Elegantly written...eminently readable.” Booklist

Review:

“The book is made to pour over again and again. You'll fill the pages with underlines, the margins with notes. Each short chapter is loaded with insights that don't so much build on one another as weave a rich tapestry of possibilities in the midst of a spiritual desert.” Relevant Magazine

Review:

“[A] provocative memoir...an open, honest contemplation of a spiritual impasse.” Kirkus Reviews

Review:

“Winner writes thoughtfully and eloquently about finding herself in the middle and accepting her place there.” Shelf Awareness

Review:

Still grasps for faith in a Middle space and discovers a stranger, bigger and more faithful God than we expected.” Relevant Magazine

Review:

“Soft and vulnerable, yet blunt and veracious....If you're a lover of books like Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott or any other writers who are not afraid to unveil their imperfections in hopes of finding kindred spirits, then take this walk with Winner.” Beliefnet

Review:

“Winner possesses a flair for narrative and a willingness to use her life's story as an easel....Like Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies), or Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), Winner is at her best spinning small but hopeful meditations on life's imperfections.” The Washington Post

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“Lauren Winner's brave, spare, and subtle book is a great gift to the church. She lifts up doubt and absence with enough honesty to reveal the unfinished edges, and the radiance, of faith itself.” Sara Miles, author of Take This Bread and Jesus Freak

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“An unusually painful story, told with rare honesty by an unusually gifted writer.” N.T. Wright, author of Simply Jesus

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Still is about losing the connection to God, or Jesus, and then getting that connection back.” Washington Post

Synopsis:

With Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, one of today’s most exciting literary voices arrives at the crossroads of culture and spirituality. Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God, joins the ranks of writers like Anne Lamott and Barbara Brown Taylor, sharing a memoir that N. T. Wright calls “an unusually painful story, told with rare honesty by an unusually gifted writer.” Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says “it is a relief to find a book on the life of faith that is honest about the pain of emptiness and the fear of losing all that orients your life. Nothing glib here and nothing superhuman: just putting one foot in front of the other with whatever trust you can manage, because there is no other way to go.”

About the Author

Lauren F. Winner is the authorof numerous books, including Girl MeetsGod and Mudhouse Sabbath, and teaches atDuke Divinity School in Durham, NorthCarolina. her articles have appeared in theNew York Times Book Review, The WashingtonPost, The Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture,and other periodicals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061768286
Subtitle:
Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
Author:
Winner, Lauren F.
Author:
Winner, Lauren
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.612613 in 7.26 oz

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Product details 272 pages HarperOne - English 9780061768286 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Anyone committed to truly examining the shape of personal faith, unfolding over the years in a broken world, should sense a fruitful opportunity, if not a solemn obligation, to expound at length....[Winner] probes these depths as deftly and eloquently as anyone writing today....An instant spiritual classic.”
"Review" by , “In present-tense, lyrical essays....[Winner] explores her emotional landscape as she struggles to move beyond the depression that plagues her following her mothers death and her own divorce. Examining feelings of grief, failure, and doubt....Winner brings poetic nuances to her exquisitely crafted prose.”
"Review" by , “Compulsively readable, direct yet never indiscreet, Winner's book shows intelligence and verve as it seriously addresses the spiritual crises around Gods apparent absence or silence, as faced by many. A must-have for Winner's readers and fans of Anne Lamott.”
"Review" by , “Elegantly written...eminently readable.”
"Review" by , “The book is made to pour over again and again. You'll fill the pages with underlines, the margins with notes. Each short chapter is loaded with insights that don't so much build on one another as weave a rich tapestry of possibilities in the midst of a spiritual desert.”
"Review" by , “[A] provocative memoir...an open, honest contemplation of a spiritual impasse.”
"Review" by , “Winner writes thoughtfully and eloquently about finding herself in the middle and accepting her place there.”
"Review" by , Still grasps for faith in a Middle space and discovers a stranger, bigger and more faithful God than we expected.”
"Review" by , “Soft and vulnerable, yet blunt and veracious....If you're a lover of books like Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott or any other writers who are not afraid to unveil their imperfections in hopes of finding kindred spirits, then take this walk with Winner.”
"Review" by , “Winner possesses a flair for narrative and a willingness to use her life's story as an easel....Like Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies), or Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), Winner is at her best spinning small but hopeful meditations on life's imperfections.”
"Review" by , “Lauren Winner's brave, spare, and subtle book is a great gift to the church. She lifts up doubt and absence with enough honesty to reveal the unfinished edges, and the radiance, of faith itself.”
"Review" by , “An unusually painful story, told with rare honesty by an unusually gifted writer.”
"Review" by , Still is about losing the connection to God, or Jesus, and then getting that connection back.”
"Synopsis" by , With Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, one of today’s most exciting literary voices arrives at the crossroads of culture and spirituality. Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God, joins the ranks of writers like Anne Lamott and Barbara Brown Taylor, sharing a memoir that N. T. Wright calls “an unusually painful story, told with rare honesty by an unusually gifted writer.” Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says “it is a relief to find a book on the life of faith that is honest about the pain of emptiness and the fear of losing all that orients your life. Nothing glib here and nothing superhuman: just putting one foot in front of the other with whatever trust you can manage, because there is no other way to go.”
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