Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith


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In this moving reflection, a woman explores the tensions of her religious life--the struggle between the church she serves and her own personal relationship with God.

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Dana C

Mar 9, 2012

Tried It and Left

Author's experience with organized church. She graphically expresses her disillusionment with "official" Christianity, and her growth in relationship with God.


Oct 27, 2011

Good but not her best.

I enjoy Barbara Brown Taylor, have read other her books and heard her speak. While I enjoyed this book, I have to say it was not her best. It should have been titled, "Anatomy of a Burned-Out Pastor". Taylor's problem is a familiar one among clergy - self-care and boundaries. No one every survives in pastoral ministry without these two things or serves his or her people well.
I was left wondering whether Taylor is not called to do what she and others like Frederick Buechner (who never served a parish) do best - WRITE! That she does very well, which is why I still recommend this book, despite its flaws.


Jul 15, 2010

going into the world

Leaving the Church is an honest look at how maturity leads to questions which lead to tough answers which lead to mature decisions about faith, God and belief.

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