Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Brown Taylor is the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College in rural northeast Georgia. An Episcopal priest since 1984, she is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, met with widespread critical acclaim, winning a 2006 Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Taylor and her husband Ed live on a working farm in the foothills of the Appalachians with wild turkeys, red foxes, two old Quarter horses and too many chickens.

Sabbath: A Practice In Death


Barbara Brown Taylor on the sabbath.

Smashing Idols Through Pain


Can you trust that what comes into your life is for you? Barbara Brown Taylor on breathing in pain.

Speaking To The Body


Does God speak to us through our flesh? Barbara Brown Taylor thinks so and that "matter" matters to God.

Defeating Dualism With Imagination


Barbara Brown Taylor on growing past seeing everything as good or bad and in or out.

A Stance of Unknowing


Barbara Brown Taylor on the mystery of God's presence.

What's Saving Your Life Today?


Barbara Brown Taylor on growing into new rhythms.

Recommended Reading By Barbara Brown Taylor

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