29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
honest and real,
This review is from: Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith (Paperback)
I am a Christian, the homeschooling Republican variety ;)[edit: Not a Republican anymore], and I find Lamott to be wonderfully honest and real. Those who are offended by her introspection shouldn't have bought a memoir, for starters, and realize that all writers rely heavilly on the self. Lamott is just too honest to pretend that she isn't almost always writing about herself.
Furthermore, those who think she isn't spiritual enough to be writing a book on faith miss the whole point. SHE ISN'T SPIRITUAL ENOUGH! That's the point. None of us are. Faith is believing IN SPITE of our frailty and inability to understand.
If you want to pretend that only perfect people understand faith, don't read Lamott. If you want to have a little fun while being encouraged to consult God a little more and treat others with compassion, this is a great little read.