Grace for Amateurs : Field Notes on a Journey Back to Faith
by Lily Burana


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I had tried everything: therapy, medication, meditation. Everything except God.

Lily Burana was in crisis. Desperate for rescue from her depression and anxiety, the punk-rock-girl-turned-writer feared she would die.  Read more...


 
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Overview

I had tried everything: therapy, medication, meditation. Everything except God.

Lily Burana was in crisis. Desperate for rescue from her depression and anxiety, the punk-rock-girl-turned-writer feared she would die. She was down to her remedy of last resort: faith.

A lapsed believer who had drifted away from the church and into a life on the margins during her young adult years, Lily had long believed that Christianity had nothing to offer her. Then an unmistakable sign from above led to her unexpected decision to let God in--just a little bit. But how could she come to terms with a religion she had dismissed as hostile and intolerant?

In this collection of linked essays that chronicle her spiritual recovery, Lily explores what it means to embrace "a faith of surprisingly Jesus-y shape." Lily navigates her own unique path toward a trusting relationship with God as she addresses topics as diverse as coming out as Christian to your non-Christian friends, the intersection of faith and motherhood, and what it means to confront your history of mental illness and trauma.

Whether recounting her history as a "baby Goth," extolling the healing power of glitter, or wrestling with God for control over her life, Lily proves that you don't need to have a flawless faith in order to experience God's grace in action.

"Grace for Amateurs is that rare Christian book packed with humor, depth, kindness, intelligence, and inclusion. If you yearn to return to the heart of faith--boundless, agenda-less love--sit down with Burana. She'll make you laugh and restore your hope."

--Glennon Doyle, New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780718095987
  • ISBN-10: 0718095987
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds


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