Many of us go through life feeling as if we are failing to be the person we could be. But as this liberating book explores, there is power to be found in imperfection.
If we are able to own and work with our complexities and imperfections, we will find within them great resources and riches. Using stories from scripture and the news, personal experience, poems, and art, author Ruth Scott celebrates the messiness and creative potential of being human.
Ruth Scott is a freelance writer, broadcaster, lecturer, facilitator--and above all, a storyteller. She was among the first women ordained priest in the Church of England and is now a member of the Quakers.
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Ruth Scott's book opens up for us a large and potentially disturbing question: Do we really want truthfulness more than tidiness? Most of us actually don't, and so we need to be shown, with Ruth's typical patience and insight, how truth--above all God's truth--will emerge when we stop straining after perfection, polished and finished order, and reacquaint ourselves with what the poet called the 'rag and bone shop of the heart.' Weaving together autobiographical recollection, pastoral probing, and theological meditation, this is a deeply distinctive and healing work.
-Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury
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