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Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Plan B Further Thoughts On FaithPlan B Further Thoughts On Faith by Anne Lamott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lamott's perspective on life is enjoyable and so often deeply connects with me. I remember reading Traveling Mercies and how often I cried and laughed only minutes apart. Plus, she writes great sermon material.

I read this book while also preaching a sermon series on the parables in Luke, and it surprised me how often her stories paralleled something in one of Jesus' stories. They share an appreciation for how God appears in the unexpected and the awkward. And they both are overwhelmed by grace.

Yet, this collection was not as rich as other books. Admittedly, I'm reading it awfully long after it was published, so the almost every chapter complaints against George Bush (which I might have resonated with in 2004) were distracting in 2013. But even that aside, more of these stories were weak, though a few were real gems.

Having been a parent, I did appreciate her struggles with an adolescent child and her reactions to him, which were not politically correct.

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