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Beautiful and terrible things : faith, doubt, and discovering a way back to each other / Amy Butler.

Summary:

"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid," said theologian Frederick Beuchner. Pastor Amy Butler, the first woman at the helm of New York's historic Riverside Church, knows firsthand that to navigate such a world, one must be courageous, honest, and compassionate. In Beautiful and Terrible Things, Pastor Amy draws on the most meaningful, challenging, and soul-shaking moments of her own life, to offer larger lessons on theology and relationships. Pastor Amy grew up in a conservative Evangelical family in the diverse culture of the Hawaiian Islands. As she realized she was more inclined to be a pastor than to marry one, she began an unlikely journey, breaking one stained-glass ceiling after another. Holding increasingly high-profile ministry positions in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York, Amy weathered rigidly unwelcoming congregations and enormous trials, ultimately learning that only the radical love of community could generate healing. As she describes her experiences leading a church to publicly affirm its LGBTQ community members, losing a child, and an unexpected divorce, Amy offers a thoughtful lens on all the ways life can push us to see the world from another's perspective. In her signature compassionate, witty voice, she offers fresh, nonjudgmental perspectives on faith-which, at its most beautiful expression, allows for the possibility that there is more than one way to experience God"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399589485
  • ISBN: 0399589481
  • Physical Description: xv, 211 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
A dog on hind legs -- Chloe -- The New Orleans flash -- Laura -- Suitcases -- Mom, I'm an atheist -- Partial birth -- "What message are you sending your daughter?" -- "Spirits, leave me alone" -- Don't ask, don't tell -- A lost man -- Meeting the enemy -- The church is not God -- A banner day -- Epilogue: Hope rising.
Subject: Butler, Amy (Rev. Dr.)
Clergy > United States > Biography.
Suffering > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Families > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Parenting > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Clergé > États-Unis > Biographies.
Familles > Aspect religieux > Christianisme.
Clergy.
Families > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Parenting > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Suffering > Religious aspects > Christianity.
United States.
Genre: autobiographies (literary works)
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library 286.1092 BUT (Text) 000172053 New Books Checked out 03/08/2024


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