This year's Visionary Voices speaker is acclaimed novelist, humorist and spiritual writer, Anne Lamott. The New York Times commented “Lamott is a narrator who has relished and soaked up the details of her existence, equally of mirth and devastation, and spilled them onto her pages.”
In her next book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (November 2012), Ms. Lamott gives us three prayers to assist us in trying times.
Anne Lamott has played a significant role in giving Christianity an authentic and compassionate face in a language that speaks into the reality of people’s lives. She has increased awareness of social justice and we believe she serves as a visionary voice of Progressive Christianity.
At this event, Ms. Lamott will be available for a book signing, photos, and give a talk. A reception will precede the talk. You are encouraged to purchase this new book through local booksellers, such as Kepler’s, or purchase additional titles at your Friends of the Library book stores.
Visionary Voices is an educational and inspirational speaker series offered by the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Our first Visionary Voice recipient in 2010 was Rev. Dr. Jim Keck.
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