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.