Some weeks ago, one of my friends – someone I highly respect – sent me this e-mail:
Have a found a new favourite book on the spiritual life these past weeks: Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts in Faith. Very unconventional…almost unChristian…lots of swear words…I think you’d like it if you haven’t already read it.
That was enough for me. I picked it up, and I’m loving it. I get the impression that the author would have fit in very well with the ragtag group of people that hung around Jesus. She’s stretching me, shocking me, and making me laugh all at the same time. Highly recommended.