A Free Public Event

In her latest book, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, Barbara Brown Taylor, the renowned preacher and beloved New York Times bestselling author recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching world religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia. She weaves together stories from her classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been challenged and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions – even those whose truths are quite different than hers.

In conversation with Scot Sherman, Barbara Brown Taylor will discuss the promise of engagement with our spiritual neighbors, and how that engagement can strengthen our own faith.

Tickets are free but required.

What Others are Saying About the Book

This indispensable book guides us through America’s rapidly diversifying religious landscape, highlighting resonances between different religions, narrating moments of spiritual inspiration, and always emphasizing moments of human connection.

Eboo Patel
Author of Out of Many Faiths

I’ve long wanted a book like this to be written. And Barbara Brown Taylor is the perfect guide to finding God in other faiths. Her new book reminds us that God is bigger than any one religion. Prepare to come to know God in a new way.

James Martin, SJ
Author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Taylor writes spiritual nonfiction that rivals the poetic power of C.S. Lewis and Frederick Buechner.

Time Magazine

About the Speaker

Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark (2014), was featured on the cover of TIME magazine. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received The President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercer University. Holy Envy is working her fourteenth book.

Conversations for the Common Good

Scot Sherman is the executive director of Newbigin House of Studies, and host of Conversations for the Common Good—public conversations with writers, artists, musicians and leading thinkers about the issues that divide us and the ideals that bring us together.

This event is jointly sponsored by Newbigin House of Studies and City Church San Francisco.

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Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.