ARC Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott
November 8, 2016
This is another self-reflective spiritual memoir, focusing this time on cultivating mercy. I picked up an ARC at a recent publisher show-and-tell. Comment to claim. I am probably ordering this next month.
Lamott, Anne. Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. Riverhead, April 4, 2017.
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.”