Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything, a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times.
As Anne Lamott knows, the world is a dangerous place. Terrorism and war have become the new normal. Environmental devastation looms even closer. And there are personal demands on her faith as well: getting older; her mother's Alzheimer's; her son's adolescence; and the passing of friends and time.
Fortunately for those of us who are anxious about the state of the world, whose parents are also aging and dying, whose children are growing harder to recognize as they become teenagers, Plan B offers hope that we’re not alone in the midst of despair. It shares with us Lamott's ability to comfort and to make us laugh despite the grim realities.
Anne Lamott is one of our most beloved writers, and Plan B is a book more necessary now than ever. It is further evidence that, as The New Yorker has written, "Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration."
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Then I moved on to the story of Rahab, from Joshua 2 in the Hebrew Bible,
whose life was saved by a red cord. She was one of the bad girls of the Old
Testament, a prostitute in Jericho, at the end of the Israelites' wilderness journey.
The king sends his soldiers to Rahab's to demand that she turn over Joshua's
spies. But word has it that the Israelites are under the protection of a loving God:
everyone has heard about the Red Sea's parting, and that God has cared for the
Something told Rahab that if she aligned herself with the people who had been
brought so far by faith, she would be safe as well. This gave her the radical
conviction that she should be cared for. Rahab believed that God was trying to
get her ...
It's a centuries-long reality show—Moses the stutterer, Rahab the hooker, David
the adulterer, Mary the homeless teenager. Not to mention all the mealy-mouthed
disciples. Not to mention a raging insecure narcissist like me. When I finished ...
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Plan BUser Review - gwinelle - Overstock.com
Anne Lamott is one of my favorite people. She seems to have a special and profound insight into the human condition and can make you laugh and cry at the same time. She is brutally honest deeply ... Read full review
PLAN B: Further Thoughts on FaithUser Review - Kirkus
Funny, acerbic reflections on faith and family during George W. Bush's first administration.Readers have long awaited Lamott's second book on spirituality (after Traveling Mercies, 1999), and it won't ... Read full review