Kate Braestrup has been married and widowed, betrayed and betrothed, her personal spirituality constantly evolving along the way. How do God and love figure into our everyday lives and our bonds with others? In Marriage, and Other Acts of Charity, she tackles these big questions with stories from her own relationships—romantic and familial, platonic and professional—much as Anne Lamott weaves her spirituality through her tales of parenthood.
With the same compassion and warmth that made Here If You Need Me a New York Times bestseller, Braestrup engages readers fully, regardless of their path in life. She tells us about teaching sex education for her daughter’s eighth-grade class and the welcome embrace extended toward her adopted nephew from Africa. She introduces the essential concept that charity—the key to all relationships—is a wholehearted, selfless emotion that is but a hint of God’s immense devotion. Kate Braestrup’s very human outlook gives anyone seeking to understand human relationships a fresh perspective on what it is to love and be loved.
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