All Over the Page - Traveling Mercies

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All Over the Page

All Over the Page is a monthly evening book discussion group for adults, with a guest facilitator.

Event Details

This month we will be discussing Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott. The discussion will be facilitated by Jenny Cross.  

From the bestselling author of "Operating Instructions" and "Bird by Bird" comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough, personal, affectionate, wise and very funny. With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith. In a narrative spiced with stories and scripture, with diatribes, laughter, and tears, Lamott tells how, against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. She shows us the myriad ways in which this sustains and guides her, shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life and exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope. Whether writing about her family or her dreadlocks, sick children or old friends, the most religious women of her church of the men she's dated, Lamott reveals the hard-won wisdom gathered along her path to connectedness and liberation.

Jenny Cross is the Youth Director at Church Street United Methodist Church where she has been serving middle and high school students for the past thirteen years. She feels a call to recognize the sacred in our daily lives. Jenny enjoys spending time with her family (husband, sons, & rescue pup), a good mystery novel, and the Tennessee Volunteers. She is looking forward to leading our first discussion of the new year! 


For ADA accommodations, call (865) 215-8703 or send request to 72 hours in advance of program.