Seeking Enlightenment-- Hat by Hat

Seeking Enlightenment-- Hat by Hat

A Skeptic's Path to Religion

Book - 2003
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The author of the New York Times-bestselling Anna Pigeon mystery series beckons her readers to share her spiritual search for meaning in life. During her life as an actor, a writer, an adventuress, a non-believer, and a seeker of truth and amusement, Nevada Barr has been cursed and blessed with the question of "why?" Though the things she wanted to know were mostly in the realm of the unknowable, she sought answers through reading, thinking, and talking-looking outward for signs and truths. But she found that while her quest for meaning provided inspiration, it afforded little in the way of proof. It was then that she began to look inward for answers. Seeking Enlightenment . . . Hat by Hatis the beguiling story of her journey from arrogance and atheism toward humility and a sense of being part of something greater than herself. Hat by hat, step by step, Nevada Barr leads readers down her path to enlightenment by sharing personal episodes, some of them funny and revealing, others painfully honest. Each chapter offers a truth or an answer forged through experience and deep reflection, and a nugget of insight certain to encourage thought and discussion among readers who may, in turn, find their own spiritual language.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 2003.
ISBN: 9780399150579
0399150579
Branch Call Number: 813.54 Barr
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 22 cm.

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athena14
Apr 13, 2014

I felt that something important got left out of this memoir and left it unsatisfying to me.

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Terre9
Dec 20, 2013

Nevada Barr found religion late in life. We are all on a journey struggling with gratitude, forgiveness, addiction, sin, judgement, stillness, betrayal, guilt, faith, pain and service. I found her insights helpful as I get through my own challenges.

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Terre9
Dec 20, 2013

"With letting go of the memory, discontinuing the incessant replaying of pain, and instead feeling the unmitigated overness of the evil, the evildoer often looks quite different: flawed, like me, a child of God, like me. Forgiven, like me.

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