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Home By Another Way Paperback – January 25, 1997
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Sermons have been thought of as an art form for a very long time, but rarely have they been pure storytelling. Stories have embellished sermons for a variety of reasons and in this way have served to edify, inform, and inspire. Professor/priest Barbara Brown Taylor has elevated the pure story form and given it a new place in the pulpit. And she does it with the skills required of storytellers. . . . One would hope that this book will start a revolution in homiletics. (Christianity and The Arts)
Another set of superb sermons by an Episcopal priest known for her preaching. These read remarkably well for what is meant to be an oral form. Hearing them must be a gift of another kind, a gift this reader would dearly like to have. (Sisters Today)
Taylor brings several extraordinary gifts together in this book. She is a first-class storyteller, a wonderful writer and rewriter of her sermons. . . . Barbara Brown Taylor has worked and worked to become as good as she is. Those of us who preach should read and study what she does with texts and stories. Those who sit in the pew will find these sermons quite wonderful. (Episcopal Life)
Barbara Brown Taylor is a dynamic, skilled storyteller. Her crisp, down-to-earth language is engaging, provocative, and accessible to the widest possible audience―a sine qua non of good worship. (Anglican Theological Review)
Convicted of our constrictedness as human beings and our exceptional possibilities as children of God, Barbara Brown Taylor provides an invitation, a map to follow, and ideas, images, and topographies to companion us on our journey. (Encounter)
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When I first started this book, I read a number of sermons together. I decided that this was not appropriate. This book should be savored, reading maybe one sermon a day. This allows time for meditation and contemplation.
On hearing her lectures about Job, I definitely looked forward to reading "Home By Another Way." Here I found one earlier excerpts, entitled, "Out of the Whirlwind." This is one of a few sermons in which she quotes from two sources, in those early lectures. I was impressed by friend, John Claypool's tributes to her "rare constellation of gifts: intellectual carefulness and depth," all coupled with an artistic sense of image-making. That alone speaks volumes!
With my usual skipping over a few sermons, I was most attracted to: "God's Beloved Thief, Home by Another Way, God's Ferris Wheel, Lenten Disciples, A Tale of Two Heretics, Life Giving Fear(from time in CPE) "It Is Finished, Out of Whirlwind, Bothering God." Most were notable for looking up-close at her perspective with intimate viewpoints by using tough disclaimers! They often appeared in beginings, mid-way or near her ending. There is one unique hitch in her re-telling the basic story: she often adds a touch of creative imagination to develop the problem with clever resolution relating to basic forgivness of weakness, judgement, or justice,
Placed within all ten books, I designate this one in being near the top of her Lectures and Sermons. From a semi-retired admirer and retired Chaplain, Fred W Hood
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Short, thoughtful sermons offering plenty to think about or discuss. Progressive, open...Published 1 month ago by Kaki Ann
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Excellent sermon writer. I always get a nugget of truth from each one.Published 9 months ago by Laura P.
A wonderful series of sermons taking the reader through the church year often giving a perspective heretofore not thought of. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John S. Russell
I listen to her on podcasts and YouTube and have always liked what she has to say. This book surpassed my expectations. Writes and thinks with originality.Published 15 months ago by Suzanne