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Barbara Brown Taylor - 'Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others' (Reserved Seating Available)

The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Throughout Holy Envy, Taylor weaves together stories from the classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions—even those whose truths are quite different from hers.  The one constant in her odyssey is the sense that God is the one calling her to disown her version of God—a change that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God.

Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World and Leaving Church, which received an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Taylor is the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural northeast Georgia with her husband, Ed.

This is a reserved seating event. With QRB purchase of Holy Envy, you'll receive a ticket for one seat and access to the after-program signing line. Some general unreserved seating may be available, and everyone receives a signing-line ticket with QRB purchase of the book.

Our author is in conversation with Dana Trent, Raleigh author of One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic's Guide to Christian Meditation (2019)  Trent is an adjunct faculty member at Wake Tech Community College, a speaker and workshop leader, and a grant writer. She is the author of Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. (2013) Dana and her husband, Fred Eaker, live in Raleigh, North Carolina

Event date: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062406569
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: HarperOne - March 12th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller


One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic's Guide to Christian Meditation Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780835818551
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Upper Room Books - January 2019