Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.