Lauren F. Winner is the authorof numerous books, including Girl MeetsGod and Mudhouse Sabbath, and teaches atDuke Divinity School in Durham, NorthCarolina. her articles have appeared in theNew York Times Book Review, The WashingtonPost, The Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture,and other periodicals.
"In present-tense, lyrical essays . . . [Winner] explores her
emotional landscape as she struggles to move beyond the depression
that plagues her following her mother's death and her own divorce.
Examining feelings of grief, failure, and doubt . . . Winner brings
poetic nuances to her exquisitely crafted prose."--Publishers
Weekly (starred review)
"Titles to pick up now... Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis: insights on spiritual uncertainty from a devout Christian convert."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"Still is about losing the connection to God, or Jesus, and then getting that connection back."--Washington Post
"[A] provocative memoir . . . an open, honest contemplation of a spiritual impasse."--Kirkus Reviews
"Compulsively readable, direct yet never indiscreet, Winner's book shows intelligence and verve as it seriously addresses the spiritual crises around God's apparent absence or silence, as faced by many. A must-have for Winner's readers and fans of Anne Lamott."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Elegantly written . . . eminently readable."--Booklist
"Lauren Winner's prose is insightful, honest and always right on point. In each best-selling book, the Duke professor reclaims previously cliche-laden topics and has developed a new vocabulary for a generation fed up with conventional answers."--Relevant Magazine
"Still grasps for faith in a Middle space and discovers a stranger, bigger and more faithful God than we expected."--Relevant Magazine
"Soft and vulnerable, yet blunt and veracious . . . If you're a lover of books like Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott or any other writers who are not afraid to unveil their imperfections in hopes of finding kindred spirits, then take this walk with Winner."--Beliefnet
"Winner possesses a flair for narrative and a willingness to use her life's story as an easel. . . . Like Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies), or Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), Winner is at her best spinning small but hopeful meditations on life's imperfections."--The Washington Post