Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

I’ve found that audiobooks are my new favorite way to keep up with all the books on my ever-growing “must read” list. The best difference between an audio and written book is that when an author reads their own words you know without a doubt the tone they meant.

In her most recent book Hallelujah Anyway, Anne Lamott  discusses her life intertwined with Scripture in such a beautiful way she gave me a new perspective of Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Lamott reveals the importance of approaching Scripture with humility and curiosity. Still, she is never afraid to remind the reader she is not perfect. We, humans, are all deeply flawed and it is these flaws which draw us to our Savior and he to us. Reconciliation, self-reflection and self-growth are all covered in this 3-hour audiobook.

That being said, Anne Lamott isn’t for everyone. Her style of writing is journalistic. Her life timeline is highlighted as thoughts arise without much calendar order to them. While one may find this interesting, for others it’s too much to track.