Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway

Rediscovering Mercy

eBook - 2017
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An exploration of mercy, its elusive presence, and why people ignore or embrace it shares advice for forging deeper self-understanding and how to pursue an honest, meaningful life that involves kindness to others.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735213593
0735213593
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 p.)

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“Every one of us sometimes needs a tour guide to remind us how big and deep life is meant to be,” Anne Lamott writes in her latest book of essays on faith. In sharing her own struggles to give mercy to herself and others, Lamott becomes this restorative tour guide for readers. She urges us to dig... Read More »


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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Nov 01, 2017

I heard so many good things about Anne Lamott, so I wish I hadn't started with this book. I may give another one of her books a try, but this one was just okay. It felt like something was being held back, like she wasn't being open. She discusses an uproar caused by a tweet she made about a famous transgender woman. However, in the book she never says what the tweet was or even who it was about. I looked it up, and the tweet was juvenile and cruel. By tiptoeing around what she wrote, and only being mildly apologetic about the tweet, it just made the book seem like she wasn't reflective at all. It really took me out of the book.

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singasong70
Sep 19, 2017

Interestingly, I would've read it for guidance or a heartfelt story as one reviewer said is not the purpose of this book so decided to take a pass.

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ms_mustard
Aug 29, 2017

I always enjoy Lamott's writing. she is so good at touching on her own foibles - and ours.

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wiredonjava
Aug 12, 2017

Great to read when you're feeling run down or needing to hear something hopeful. This is your vitamin. Such a cool lady, transparent soul, and the epitome of God's grace & mercy in action.

multcolib_karene Aug 01, 2017

I'm sure other fans of Lamott will like this one but I just couldn't get into it.

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telger
Jul 19, 2017

Anne did it again! For awhile I was hoping to feel what I felt when I read her " Travelling Mercies", that heart pain, the gut wrenching, the self examining lines such as
"There are times in our lives—scary, unsettling times—when we know that we need help or answers but we’re not sure what kind, or even what the problem or question is. We look and look, tearing apart our lives like we’re searching for car keys in our couch, and we come up empty-handed..." Yeah she succeeds in looking deep into my soul and my innermost to question things, the past, the people around me and to allow compassion and mercy, yeah even to myself. Thanks Anne!

ontherideau Jun 20, 2017

Anne Lamott writes with surgical precision and will resonate for anyone who has been down a hard road.

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Orcacreative
May 30, 2017

This is an honest book written in a "down-to-earth" tone. However, to be disappointed if you are reading it to seek guidance or a heartfelt story.

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telger
Jul 19, 2017

"There are times in our lives—scary, unsettling times—when we know that we need help or answers but we’re not sure what kind, or even what the problem or question is. We look and look, tearing apart our lives like we’re searching for car keys in our couch, and we come up empty-handed"

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