In Picking Dandelions, Sarah Cunningham explains how finding her Christian faith gradually and slowly, rather than through a weeping, born-again conversion, can make it difficult to understand how faith changes life, and even harder to grasp why it must. Cunningham, a middle-class girl who grew up in the Michigan countryside, speaks about God with humor and honesty in her witty and touching memoir. Whether recounting her life as a child living next to a cemetery, or her grandmother's life as a WWII bride from England, Cunningham weaves stories of faith into down-to-earth metaphors of growth and renewal, planting and reaping, greenery and weeds. In the end, Sarah succeeds in sifting through the dysfunctions and flaws of human life by revealing pockets of God's original Eden for all to discover.
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Sarah Cunningham, a moderate middle-class white girl who grew up in the Michigan countryside, speaks about God with humor and honesty more characteristic of liberal west-coast writers in this Picking Dandelions Ebook. In this warm and witty memoir, she describes finding and keeping a personal faith in the quirky settings of her ultra-Christian childhood. Whether recounting living next to a cemetery, teaching at-risk high schoolers, or listening to her grandmother's stories about being a British 'war bride,' the author weaves faith into down-to-earth metaphors of growth and renewal, planting and reaping, greenery and weeds. In the end, Cunningham succeeds in sifting through the dysfunctions and flaws of human life and discovering pockets of God's original Eden goodness for both herself and for you. Picking Dandelions is a candid and personal account of outgrowing laissez-faire Christianity, moving into mature faith, and realizing that a God-following person is a changing person ... and you just might follow suit.
Sarah Raymond Cunningham is the author of Portable Faith and The Well Balanced World Changer and the creator of the children's Christmas book, the Donkey in the Living Room. As a freelance consultant, she has also helped develop some of the top Christian events in the country. When her hands aren't busy juggling projects, Sarah is living as Chief Servant to the Emperor, her four year old son, and his chief of staff, his one year old brother. She blogs about finding extraordinary friendships in an ordinary world at sarahcunningham.org.