Reader recommendation: An Altar in the World

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Maybe I was just “ready” for An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor, but I found a couple dozen epiphanies in the first 25 pages. Taylor, who is a most a spiritual author, quotes Isaiah 30:23, “This is the way, walk in it,” and Buddha, “Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men; rather seek what they sought.” She has brought me closer to the ineffable I seek, and while I don’t much like long books, this one could have been 500 pages longer with NO complaints from me. Be sure I will sample many of her other titles.

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