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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Cowley Publications; 2 edition (June 28, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561011622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561011629
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a new edition of the author’s earlier sermons, well worth republishing. Taylor has a gift, not only for the right words, but also for putting together the biblical passages with appropriate examples from the people and culture in which we live. As she leads us through the lectionary texts, explaining and applying them in helpful ways, we follow, nodding our heads ‘yes’ as we go. (Episcopal Life)

Sermons wonderfully intelligent, moving, and direct. (Annie Dillard)

With no ax to grind except the Gospel, Barbara Brown Taylor has done what good preachers should do. She has preached the Word. (Will D. Campbell)

A poet with a sense of humor. Her imagination enlivens Biblical texts. (Verna J. Dozier)

Barbara Brown Taylor has a rare constellation of gifts—intellectual carefulness and depth, coupled with an artistic sensibility for image-making. (John Claypool)

Taylor lets the listeners in on the preparation and the thought and the delivery of her sermons. She invites them to bear some responsibility for the message she preaches. (Fred B. Craddock)

About the Author

Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest. She holds the Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in northeastern Georgia and serves as adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur. Recognized as one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English language by Baylor University in 1995, Taylor has published numerous collections of her sermons and theological reflections, including The Preaching Life, Home By Another Way, The Luminous Web, Speaking of Sin, Bread of Angels, and Gospel Medicine.

More About the Author

Barbara Brown Taylor's last book, An Altar in the World, was a New York Times bestseller that received the Silver Nautilus Award in 2012. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, received an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association and won the Theologos Award for best general interest book of 2006. Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry before becoming the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught world religions since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia with her husband Ed.

Customer Reviews

I like to check it out for myself.
DEvans
This is a wonderful little book, full of elegance and grace while addressing important life issues.
Ellen Gtaz
All of Barbara Taylor Brown's writings are a blessing!
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Fred W Hood on February 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
What would it be like...to hear Barbara Brown Taylor preaching her first sermons at All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta? To be able to hear and see these simple yet profound illuminations of Gospel stories and parables? How often in reading her sermons, do I see and hear in my imagination the first time I heard her in the Lectionary Homiletics Preaching conference of 1995? More than a few times! Here are a few of them in "Mixed Blessings."
She is the epitome of one who can spin a new parable out of her rich creative imagination. She proves one of the demands of a good sermon coming from the overflow of days of prepararion. One of Thomas Long prescriptions of a good sermon - "the exegesis of the Text determines everything about the sermon!"
We approach our choice of Text, Parable, Translation, Outline, Flow, Income, Outcome to draw the listener into the Sermon. Professor Taylor does all of this from her shortest sermon, "The Familiar Stranger" to the longest, "After Words" taking us from Romans 8 to the roof-top of an ancient mansion, "at the end of my rope I prayed and sang to God 'point me to what You would have me do.'" It was her Calling! - All of them are WOW!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DEvans on January 30, 2012
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What a blessing! I just can't get enough of her books. My mother-in-law and I have read 5 different books that she has written and her sermons give us much to think about, especially what a wonderful God and Savior we have. I also check out the Scriptures and while she may say something occasionally that I do not agree with, I would say that most of the time I have been drawn to think more about God and what the Scriptures are saying. She brings out the story and that is what I end up meditating on....the stories fill my mind and draw me closer to Him. I highly recommend her. I usually read one sermon a day and then the passage from Scriptures. It becomes much more meaningful to me because it connects me directly to the word of God and not just a person's words or viewpoint. I like to check it out for myself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer D. Smith on December 6, 2009
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Mixed Blessings is a compilation of sermons written by Barbara Brown Taylor (Episcopalian preacher), written in the first few years in her ministry (mid-1980s).

Reading Taylor is like reading candy to me. I appreciate not only her sermon structure (narrative), but also her phrasing and her theology. Specific sermons I felt to be remarkable to me in this read were: "Saving Space" (Isaiah 40:3-8), "Decked Out in Flesh" (Isaiah 9:6), "Blood Kin" (Matthew 26:36-38), "Mixed Blessings" (Deuteronomy 8:2-4), "Are You the One?" (Matthew 11:2-6), although, honestly, I can imagine reading this book again in a matter of months/years and being struck by different sermons.

Reading this book inspires spiritual devotion and purpose in me, as well as gives me a reference to see how sermons are constructed well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shirley A. Bosler on June 22, 2013
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"Mixed Blessings" is a clear, common sense, understanding of Christian views. She integrates Scripture into the reality of everyday life in a unique fashion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Gtaz on May 3, 2010
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This is a wonderful little book, full of elegance and grace while addressing important life issues. Very readable. I have purchased several copies as gifts.
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By S.Z. M. on June 11, 2014
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These sermons are like stories.
She makes them seem contemporary and at the same time gives you history you need.
Very good!
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This book, like all the rest of her books, is wonderful. If you would like to be sitting down having a conversation with a friend who is spiritual and wise, she is the author for you. She has written books that contain her homilies as she wrote them for her congregations as well as books on discussing the world around us and real life situations, when God seems to sometimes be missing completely from our lives. She is who we all wish to be in God's name, only she really pulls it off. She is like us, she had a marriage that ended in divorce. She has seen more death than any of us want to see and she has been responsible for providing solace in impossible situations. I have read Elizabeth George books and JOyce Meyer books, but although I love the authors and read many of their works; if I could only have one author's books for my spiritual wellbeing- it would be Barbara Brown Taylor. As my students often remark.."just sayin'..."
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