Author Lauren Winner, who teaches at Duke Divinity School, has just published a new book, Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis (HarperOne).
This is a book about hitting a spiritual wall–
What happens when you hit a spiritual wall, and rather than fleeing, you stay there – right there at the wall?
What happens when the things you thought you knew about leading a Christian spiritual life no longer seem to make sense in the actual life you find yourself living?
What happens when you realize you have left the (joy-filled, thunderstruck) beginning of your spiritual life, and entered the decidedly not thunderstruck middle?
Those are the questions of Still.
“I am making a big effort to get this book into the hands of women clergy, and I would love, if possible, to find a way of sending a copy to each member of the RevGalBlogPals ring.”
If you would like a copy of Still, send your snail mail address to RevGalBlogPals@gmail.com by Monday, February 13, and we will forward the list to Lauren. Please write “Winner book” in the subject line. This offer is open to ring members, blog commenters, blog lurkers and Facebook fans of RevGalBlogPals, both clergy and lay, gals and pals.
We will be scheduling a book discussion on the blog sometime in the spring, but to be clear, the books are a gift, and neither RevGalBlogPals, nor any or the book recipients, are required to review or promote the book, or participate in a discussion of it.
RevGalBlogPals has never done an unsolicited snail mailing, and is highly unlikely to use your address in the future. (We live in the Cloud!) We think this is a very cool idea and a win-win for everyone involved.
Many thanks to ring member MaryAnn McKibben Dana for putting Lauren in touch with us!
Here’s a review of the book: