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Hallelujah Anyway Audiobook

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, 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 others - and yourself - to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.

In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, 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 everywhere - "within us and outside us, all around us" - and 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."

Full of Lamott's trademark honesty, humor, and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise - a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.

©2017 Anne Lamott (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Kenneth Dusing Austin, TX United States 04-18-17
    Kenneth Dusing Austin, TX United States 04-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Mercy as learned through experience"

    This book is full of stories from start too finish. No detail of what mercy is is given . The
    reader is left to decipher this on their own from the stories. I did enjoy Lamont's ability to apply scripture of old to today's life experiences...something that religion too often misses today.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mommamanda 04-04-17
    mommamanda 04-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful"

    Another beautifully written and meaningful book by Lamott. Her honesty and willingness to illustrate her own humanity is inspiring.

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    Sara Johnson 08-14-17
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    "Didn't want it to end."

    Anne Lamott is so amazing in her thinking. And she teaches you to forgive and love yourself and have mercy. The humor is welcome.

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    GothamReader Emeryville, CA 08-14-17
    GothamReader Emeryville, CA 08-14-17 Member Since 2016

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    "How I love Anne Lamott, this book no different"

    but... sadly, Ms. Lamott shouldn't read her own work. I love seeing her speak in person and she is absolutely brilliant. However, in the audiobook format her narration is too monotone. The words are lovely, moving and inspirational.

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    Anjanel Larsen 07-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "beautiful writing. more poetry than I wanted"

    Anne lamott has a gorgeous way with with words. I was expecting more of a learning life experience than poetry. i loved help thanks wow

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    Palamino Jane 06-29-17

    Single, perfumer, Christ follower😜🌅😓 Mother, " Gamma". Tender, I can be busy or just " be", nothing to prove, Own my home .

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    "2 nd Listen !"

    No one like this author AL !
    Love this audio version so much.
    I look forward to my third listen
    of this authentic author who
    speaks and writes as if she knows me !

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    Chelle 06-16-17
    Chelle 06-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful story of mercy, love, & transformation"

    I loved this book. Very beautifully written with themes that stretch deep into he heart of the human condition.

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    Paul Snatchko New York, NY 05-06-17
    Paul Snatchko New York, NY 05-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Tons of Food for Thought"

    My favorite line from this good listen: "Polite inclusion is the gateway drug to mercy."

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    "What happened to Anne Lamont?"
    Has Hallelujah Anyway turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I enjoy books about spiritual growth and discovery -- but found this uninspiring.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Lamott?

    It is possible someone else reading the book might have put more life into it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hallelujah Anyway?

    It's hard to say. The book felt judgmental as well rooted in a cultural view that was quietly smug.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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