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Anne Lamott Quotes on God: 8 Memorable Statements from a Christian Writer

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Since placing her faith in Jesus Christ while battling drug and alcohol addiction, bulimia and depression, Anne Lamott has, by her own admission, been on fire for the Lord. The wildly popular Christian writer began a relationship with Christ a week after undergoing an abortion, when “she surrendered to him in her very own version of the sinner's prayer, punctuated with the f-word,” according to a Christianity Today feature article on Lamott.

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For nearly 30 years now, Lamott has written and spoken extensively about her spiritual walk in her non-fiction books and in interviews, speeches and workshops. Here are eight of Lamott’s most memorable quotes about God and faith:

1. "The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God's identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it's the truth." (Source: Salon.com)

2. "I think Jesus is divine love manifest on earth, as it comes through the community of Christians." (Source: Christianity Today)

3. "Real life means that Sam and I can be cross with each other sometimes, but that I also have a dog here who's as close as I'm going to get to seeing the divine face of God on this earth." (Source: Beliefnet)

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4. "I write because writing is the gift God has given me to help people in the world." (Source: Powell’s City of Books)

5. "Some people have been too starving, attacked, hated, or full of hate to experience God's love. Sometimes I think God loves the ones who most desperately ache and are most desperately lost – his or her wildest, most messed-up children – the way you'd ache and love a screwed-up rebel daughter in juvenile hall. A 5-year-old girl or her mother in the mountains of Afghanistan, a junkie in L.A., Mother Teresa, you, me, children in Gaza – God created us all and loves us and brings us home, into what may be the first shalom we have ever had the chance to experience." (Source: Christianity Today)

6. "I have never said that I am a good Christian. I just know that Jesus adores me and is only as far away as His name. I say, 'Hi, Lord,' and He says, 'Hello, darling.' He loves me so much He keeps a photo of me in His wallet. If I were the only person on earth, he still would have died for me." (Source: World Magazine)

7. "I have to put my energy into working to do what I believe Jesus instructs his followers, which is to care for the weakest, the least of his people, which includes prisoners and the poorest of the poor and the oldest and most exhausted." (Source: Beliefnet)

8. "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." (Source: Brainy Quote)

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