Barbara Brown Taylor

Learning to Walk in the Dark

How did darkness become a synonym for everything wicked, sinister, or wrong? In her new book, Barbara Brown Taylor decides not to believe everything she hears about the dark. Instead of turning away from it she heads into it instead, embarking on a year-long journey that takes her into dark caves, underground nightclubs, subterranean chapels, and unlit cabins in the woods on nights with no moons. Along the way she discovers a spirituality of darkness that provides a life-saving antidote to the full solar spirituality available in the marketplace. Chapters include “Hampered by Brilliance,” “The Dark Emotions,” and “Our Lady of the Underground.”

Selected Works

Nonfiction
New York Times bestseller “Eyes wide open, Barbara Brown Taylor has written a precise and evocative field guide to the dark. Exploring the complex and generative terrain of twilight and absence on her own terms, she generously includes us on her journeys, and encourages us to make our own.” (Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness)
“Sermons wonderfully intelligent, moving and direct.”
--Annie Dillard
The 1997 Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale
Memoir
New York Times bestseller "This is the most completely beautiful book in religion that I have read in a very long time."
--Phyllis Tickle
Georgia Author of the Year "I love this book. Her beautiful, absorbing memoir will bless countless readers, helping us to see God in the church, and out in the world, and in the small interstices in between."
--Lauren Winner

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