An Immovable Feast: How I Gave Up Spirituality For A Life Of Religious Abundance

An Immovable Feast: How I Gave Up Spirituality For A Life Of Religious Abundance

by Tyler Blanski


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A winsome, beautifully written, page-turning read of a modern spiritual journey. This is the colorful story of one man’s religious path that begins with a fundamentalist Baptist childhood to an adolescence in emergent church spirituality. He moves on through hipster years as a house painter and musician, then marries and enters a seminary in Wisconsin. After years of wearing a black cassock and preparing to be an Anglican priest, and his final bold decision of joining the Catholic Church, Tyler Blanski’s tale does not reject suitors of religion, but seduces them.

An Immovable Feast is a profound love story told with humor, wisdom and bite. A fresh breeze blows through it, one that perhaps hasn’t blown through Christian conversation in a long time. Blanski reminds us that religion is not dead because it is not mortal. It is the liturgy of heaven…on earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621642336
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tyler Blanski is a writer, musician, and public speaker. He is the author of When Donkeys Talk: Rediscover the Mystery and Wonder of Christianity and Mud & Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred. He has produced two music albums, Out from the Darkness and Think Out Loud. Tyler is the pastoral associate of faith formation at his local parish and lives in Wisconsin with his wife, Brittany, and their two children.

Table of Contents


2 Makeshift Sacraments 22

3 By Their Parties Ye Shall Know Them 35

4 The Beautiful Mess 52

5 A Parliament of Owls 74

6 The Spell to Break the Spell 93

7 A Vision Glorious 112

8 Don't Waste Your Suffering 131

9 In Chevron Formation 152

10 Priestcraft 165

11 God Is an Artist 183

12 Candles among Gunpowder 199

13 Awesome Family Planning 220

14 My Kingdom for a Horse! 238

Epilogue: The Culture of Christ 267

Endnotes 279

Acknowledgments 287

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