Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
- Publish Date: 2017-04-04
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Anne Lamott
New York Times Bestseller
âAnne Lamott is my Oprah.â âChicago Tribune
From the author of Help, Thanks, WowÂ andÂ Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.
Mercy is radical kindness, Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give othersâand yourselfâto forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.
In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering MercyÂ Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves. It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhereâwithin us and outside us, all around usâand to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all.Â
Full of Lamottâs trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wiseâa hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.