Home Is Always the Place You Just Left: A Memoir of Faith, Restlessness, Obsession and Graceby Betty Smartt Carter, Betty Smartt Carter
Born into a devout Christian family, Betty Smartt Carter spent her childhood chalking Bible verses on the sidewalk and declaring that she would be a missionary. She wanted mystery, she wanted miracles! But as she grew up, the road became more difficult and complex. With relentless honesty and a good dose of humor, Carter takes us on her journey toward faithââ?"a journey full of tears and joys, setbacks and small triumphs, moments of grace and times of excruciating self-discovery. In recounting her life, Carter deals frankly with the question of suffering:"God's battering is not easy, his burning is not quick. Many a day I'd have preferred a nice aneurysm." But she reminds us that no matter how much pain or regret our lives may hold, no matter how little faith we have, there are two truths worth remembering: God loves us, and He's good.
"Ruthlessly honest and seriously funny, this memoir of a heart aching for God is one of the finest contemporary spiritual autobiographies."
John Wilson, editor, Books & Culture
- Paraclete Press
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