Barbara Brown Taylor is a priest in the Episcopal church and the author of numerous books which have been showered with awards, including the bestselling An Altar in the World and Leaving Church. She currently teaches Religion at Piedmont College, Georgia and is on the Board of Advisors of Yale Divinity School.
'Her concise, pithy and challenging prose is evidence that she is
practicing what she preaches: that Christian pastors take more care
with the words they use.' -- Kathleen Norris
'If there is one book I would want every person of faith aware of the fragile contours of language to read, this is it. Never surrendering a good question for a mere answer, it reverences both the disclosures of silence and the potential of words to form, more than inform, the human soul. Of all Barbara Brown Taylor's wonderful books, this is the one for my desert island.' -- Mark Oakley
'This book would...make an ideal basis for personal reflection during Advent or Lent' -- Revd Mark Brosnan * Magnet *