Mixed Blessings

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In this new edition of her earliest collection of sermons Barbara Brown Taylor brings her down-to-earth wisdom and keen perspective to the Bible readings of the lectionary cycle. Originally preached for the congregation of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta, the topics of these sermons range from conversations with Abraham and Moses in the texts of the Hebrew scriptures to our awareness of the communion of saints and how to recognize a miracle when one comes our ...
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Overview

In this new edition of her earliest collection of sermons Barbara Brown Taylor brings her down-to-earth wisdom and keen perspective to the Bible readings of the lectionary cycle. Originally preached for the congregation of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta, the topics of these sermons range from conversations with Abraham and Moses in the texts of the Hebrew scriptures to our awareness of the communion of saints and how to recognize a miracle when one comes our way.
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Editorial Reviews

Episcopal Life
This is a new edition of the author’s earlier sermons, well worth republishing. Taylor has a gift, not only for the right words, but also for putting together the biblical passages with appropriate examples from the people and culture in which we live. As she leads us through the lectionary texts, explaining and applying them in helpful ways, we follow, nodding our heads ‘yes’ as we go.
Annie Dillard
Sermons wonderfully intelligent, moving, and direct.
Will D. Campbell
With no ax to grind except the Gospel, Barbara Brown Taylor has done what good preachers should do. She has preached the Word.
Verna J. Dozier
A poet with a sense of humor. Her imagination enlivens Biblical texts.
John Claypool
Barbara Brown Taylor has a rare constellation of gifts—intellectual carefulness and depth, coupled with an artistic sensibility for image-making.
Fred B. Craddock
Taylor lets the listeners in on the preparation and the thought and the delivery of her sermons. She invites them to bear some responsibility for the message she preaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561011629
  • Publisher: Cowley Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 488,164
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.73 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest. She holds the Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in northeastern Georgia and serves as adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur. Recognized as one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English language by Baylor University in 1995, Taylor has published numerous collections of her sermons and theological reflections, including The Preaching Life, Home By Another Way, The Luminous Web, Speaking of Sin, Bread of Angels, and Gospel Medicine.
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