When "Spiritual But Not Religious" is Not Enough
The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality -- but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion? Minister and celebrated...
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The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality -- but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion?
Minister and celebrated author Lillian Daniel gives a new spin on church with stories of what a life of faith can really be: weird, wondrous, and well worth trying. From a rock-and-roller sexton to a BB gun-toting grandma, a church service attended by animals to a group of unlikely theologians at Sing Sing, Daniel shows us a portrait of church that is flawed, fallible -- and deeply faithful. With poignant reflections and sly wit, Daniel invites all of us to step out of ourselves, dare to become a community, and encounter a God greater than we could ever invent.
Humorous and sincere, this is a book about people finding God in the most unexpected of places: prisons, airports, yoga classes, committee meetings, and, strangest of all, right there in church.
Lillian Daniel (D.Min., Hartford Seminary, New Haven, CT) is the senior minister of First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and a host of the Chicago-based television program "30 Good Minutes." She is also the author of Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony and This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers with Martin B. Copenhaver
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