Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family

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Chalice Press, Mar 31, 2012 - Religion - 128 pages
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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the minister with the baby carriage. In this collection of interrelated personal essays, Katherine Willis Pershey chronicles the story of her life as a young pastor, mother, and wife. At turns hilarious and harrowing, deeply moving and gently instructive, Pershey's reflections will strike a chord with anyone who has ever rocked a newborn, loved an alcoholic, prayed for the redemption of a troubled relationship, or groped in the dark for the living God. Part of The Young Clergy Women Project series
 

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Beautifully written memoir

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I've wanted to read my friend Katherine's memoir since it came out and so I finally did. I could barely put it down. I found Katherine's account to be mesmerizing, authentic, and often poignant in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Before
7
2 Send the Love Inward
12
3 Push Like Youre Angry
18
4 Take and Eat
25
5 The Hemorrhaging Woman
30
6 The Passions
35
7 Saved by the Childbearing
42
12 The Tacky Plastic Fish Ring
68
13 Goodbye California
72
14 Room for the Holy Spirit
77
15 Faith Development of a TwoYearOld
84
16 Dirty Windows and Homemade Bread
90
17 Maybe One
96
18 Sabbath in Zion
102
19 The Beautiful Changes
106

8 Elegance Economy Etymology
48
9 Fear
53
10 Namesake
59
11 Suffering
63
Postscript
112
Acknowledgments
115
Noted Works
117
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About the author (2012)

Katherine Willis Pershey is the Associate Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois. A graduate of Claremont School of Theology, Katherine previously served as the solo pastor of South Bay Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Redondo Beach, California. She was one of the founding editorial board members of Fidelia's Sisters, a publication of The Young Clergy Women Project. In addition to writing a personal blog, she is a contributor to the Christian Century. She can be found online at www.katherinewillispershey.com.

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