30 Sep '14, 5pm

Another surprise on release day. I’m giving away a painting over at @rachelheldevans’s blog.

Another surprise on release day. I’m giving away a painting over at @rachelheldevans’s blog.

Despite facing some recent (and valid) criticism , the spiritual memoir remains beloved among many people of faith, as it has been since St. Augustine first invented the genre. And while I’ve certainly encountered my fair share of mediocre memoirs through the years, when I think of the books that most influenced my faith, many are shelved in the spiritual memoir section of my library: Take This Bread by Sara Miles, Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lit by Mary Karr. What makes a memoir worth reading isn’t so much the story the author tells, but how she tells it. Like good poetry, a good spiritual memoir excavates everyday life for beauty and truth, grabs the reader by the shoulders and says, “Pay attention! This is for you!” To this genre, my friend Preston Yancey has added a delightful entry with Tables in the Wilderness , which releases toda y...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/tables-in-the-wilderness

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