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As Barbara Brown Taylor reminds us, the Israelites received the bread of angels manna as they made their way through the wilderness. So too is God made known to us in the simple things that sustain our lives. With humor and an eye for human stubbornness, Taylor points to just how much like the people of scripture we can be stiff-necked and ungrateful in the face of God s bounty. Taylor moves through the span of the Bible in her search for divine love. In the stories of Moses, David, and Daniel she picks up its trace in reversals and surprises. She refreshes our perspective on Pentecost and its aftermath in a sermon sequence on the Book of Acts. And at book s center radiates her stunning parable of the Incarnation, God s Daring Plan. With characteristic flair, Taylor grounds her exegetical enterprise on jokes and stories packed with truth. As pleasurable as they are profound, her meditations on the life of faith and the cost of discipleship will instruct the preacher and delight the reader."
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Studio: Cowley Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.53" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2001
Publisher Cowley Publications
ISBN 1561011428 ISBN13 9781561011421
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More About Barbara Brown Taylor
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 Mixed Blessings, The Preaching Life, Speaking of Sin, Bread of Angels, Home By Another Way, and Gospel Medicine. Information about Barbara Brown Taylor's speaking engagements can be found on her website: http: //www.barbarabrowntaylor.com/events.htm
Barbara Brown Taylor currently resides in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bread of Angels?
SERMONS BY TAYLOR Aug 21, 2007
Great collection of sermons by an unusually gifted writer. Liked it so well trhat I have purchased from this site six additional copies for gifts.
This is a GEM! Aug 1, 2007
This is, without a doubt, the best sermons by the best preacher I have ever heard. Having had the pleasure of attending classes given by Barbara, and having heard her preach several times, this book has become a classic in my gift giving arsenal. Read it, and you will never think of grits the same way again, you'll have a new outlook on 'family values', and new understanding of 'we don't dance' and a new readinng for Christmas Eve (have handkerchief handy...if the tears don't come, there's something the matter with the reader.
Upon First Reading Books of BBT...I asked questions Jun 4, 2006
After my first eight books of reviews I figured MIXED BLESSINGS was her best book of sermons! Then coming to the recent one of LEAVING CHURCH, I thought there may be more... like The Bread of Angels. Here is a short version of her early book of sermons.
Over 25 sermons of the Lectionary Texts of OT and NT! Sections of three sub-titles are "Deep In Christ's Bones, "Chickens and Foxes, "Apocalyptic Figs." Question often comes to mind, "How come Sister Taylor chose her topics of Christ's Bones and soon afterward the Apocalyptic Figs?
"I'm Sorry I Don't Dance, The Hidden I Am, Silence of Angels & Shock Therapy!" are longer titles of my choices...I prefer to rate one more highly! Although "Shock Therapy" is a good choice, since I had my similiar experience from CPE as Taylor, yet "The Silence of Angels" is concluded with her thought from Rabbi Kushner's "GOD Was in this PLACE & I, i did know know..." She dramatically describes the Rabbi being in the Holy PLACE of the Jerusalem Temple, being unable to Pronounce the Name of JAHWEH! It is the most dramatic, articulate, awesome sermon in this collection! With gratitude to Barbara Brown Taylor...Fondly, Chaplain Fred W Hood
Feed Your Soul with This Book Feb 17, 2004
It used to be, not so very long ago, that ordinary people read sermons the way they now read novels-in their spare time, for both edification and enjoyment. If this idea seems strange to you, then chances are you have not read anything written by Barbara Brown Taylor.
Taylor is an Episcopal Priest and the rector of Grace-Calvary Church in Clarksville, Georgia. Taylor University has also named her one of the ten top preachers in the English language. That having been said, you will also want to know that she is in great demand as a speaker.
Dr. Taylor is a preacher of uncommon skill, but we must not stop there. Her fresh images and stimulating ideas are so engaging that this book really can work as a personal devotional tool. It would serve equally well as a neighborhood or small group study, or something to read with one dear friend or family member and then talk about in detail over a pot of tea or by a crackling fire. For, just as you "think between the lines" during the course of a sermon, so too, in Taylor's book, you have the perfect chance to allow your own Christian experience to engage with the truths Taylor presents.
If the names of each chapter, such as, "The Trickle Up Effect," "How Not to Hinder God" and "Why the Boss Said No" begin to peak your interest, they should! Taylor has a style that is accessible; she speaks to the modern mind and heart.
Consider this passage, from the book's title sermon: "Jesus is God's manna in the wilderness, the one who reminds us day by day that we life because God provides not what we want, necessarily, but exactly what we need: some bread, some love, some breath, some wine, a relationship with this ordinary looking man, who comes from heaven to bring life to the world." (Page 11).
I suggest reading one chapter a week, reading that chapter several times in the week, and living with the insights presented there, as a spiritual discipline. Taylor's bread of angels will prove to be an excellent guide in your devotional life.
If you find this review helpful you might want to read some of my other reviews, including those on subjects ranging from biography to architecture, as well as religion and fiction.
Bread of Angels Will Feed Your Soul Aug 2, 2000
You won't believe this, but this collection of sermons is a real page turner. I started it with a plan to read one essay a day for my devotional. Instead, I quit reading the fine fiction book I was halfway through and devoured Bread of Angels, reading long past my bedtime every night. The sermons are funny and touching, challenging yet encouraging. I'm now looking at old Bible stories in a new way, finding deeper meaning and real help for life. I'm going to buy copies to give to family and friends. Pick up a copy of Bread of Angels. It will feed your soul in ways you never expected.