Feb 1, 2010

Picking Dandelions

Sarah Cunningham's new memoir comes out today. it's called Picking Dandelions: A Search for Faith Among Life's Weeds.  Sarah describes herself as: a moderate middle-class white girl who grew up in the Michigan countryside, but speaks about God with humor and honesty more characteristic of liberal west-coast writers. Anne Lamott is one of her faves.

Sarah's memoir pulls stories from Sarah's quirky childhood living next to a cemetery, her work with inner city teens, her relief efforts at Ground Zero and her grandmother's life as a British war bride. Unlike some faith and spirituality writers, Sarah's stories don't shy away from dysfunction and flaws or from making fun of them, which makes for an entertaining journey as she outgrows laissez-faire faith and evolves into an ever-changing person. The snippets from Sarah's life, which explore various changes over the course of her life, are loosely connected by the theme "humans can't afford the luxury of unchanged living."

Read more about Sarah at her website or pick up her book today!

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