It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
List price: $17.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Religion Western- Ministry & Church Management
1 Burnside Christianity- Episcopalian and Anglican

More copies of this ISBN

The Preaching Life

by

The Preaching Life Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In her bestselling preaching autobiography Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church. In this warm and poignant collection, Barbara Brown Taylor s humor and wisdom delve into the meaning of Christian symbols and history both her own, growing up in the Mid-West and Georgia, and the Church s, from its earliest beginnings in the Near East. Seamlessly, Taylor weaves together reflections on her vocation with the long-standing struggles of the Church to hear, respond, and remain faithful to its mission of holy love. She moves effortlessly from reflection to homily, concluding the volume with thirteen sermons illustrative of the answered call. This rich meeting of memoir, theology, and sermon stands at the center of Taylor s work, bringing into one book the origins and the vision of her remarkable preaching life. But her voice is not sentimental. Instead, Taylor explores Christian meanings and histories in order to hear and speak, in the present, for God. God has given us good news in human form and has given us the grace to proclaim it, she writes, but part of our terrible freedom is the freedom to lose our voices, to forget where we were going and why. While that knowledge does not yet strike me as prophetic, it does keep me from taking both my ministry and the ministry of the whole church for granted. This book on the calling to preach is itself a call to reawaken to the activating presence of God. Because I am a preacher, it is through a preacher s eyes that I see. . ., but because I am a baptized Christian too, it is from that perspective I write. Either way, my job remains the same: to proclaim the good news of God in Christ and to celebrate the sacraments of God s presence in the world. Those two jobs are described as clearly in the baptismal vows as they are in the ordination vows, which give all Christians a common vocation. from Chapter One

Synopsis:

In her bestselling preaching autobiography, Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church.

Synopsis:

Like Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Taylor emphasizes the holy dimensions of ordinary life and describes the essentials of faith with insight and humor, touching on the vocations, imagination, worship, sacraments, ministry and the Bible as they relate to the life of faith.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561010745
Author:
Taylor, Barbara Brown
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Preaching
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Sermons - Christian
Subject:
Religion - Worship - Preaching
Subject:
Anglican communion
Subject:
Episcopalianism
Subject:
Sermons, American
Subject:
Christianity - Episcopalianism
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Preaching
Subject:
Christianity - Episcopalian
Subject:
Episcopal Church -- Clergy -- Biography.
Subject:
Christianity -- Sermons.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
497-H
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
8.54x5.54x.56 in. .57 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Seeds of Heaven: Sermons on the... Used Hardcover $11.00
  2. When God Is Silent : the 1997 Lyman... Used Trade Paper $12.00
  3. Bread of Angels Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. The Four Pages of the Sermon New Trade Paper $27.00
  5. The Sermon Used Hardcover $11.00
  6. The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the...
    Used Hardcover $4.95

Related Subjects


Religion » Christianity » Episcopalian and Anglican
Religion » Christianity » Preaching
Religion » Christianity » Sermons
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Ministry and Church Management

The Preaching Life Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 174 pages Cowley Publications - English 9781561010745 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In her bestselling preaching autobiography, Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
"Synopsis" by , Like Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Taylor emphasizes the holy dimensions of ordinary life and describes the essentials of faith with insight and humor, touching on the vocations, imagination, worship, sacraments, ministry and the Bible as they relate to the life of faith.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.