In this highly acclaimed and lyrical modern classic, bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor reveals the countless ways we can discover divine depths in the small things we do and see every day.

While people will often go to extraordinary lengths in search of a ‘spiritual experience’, she shows that the stuff of our everyday lives is a holy ground where we can encounter God at every turn. For her, as for Jacob in the Genesis story, even barren, empty deserts can become “the house of God and the gate of heaven”, places where a ladder of angels connects
heaven to earth and earth to heaven.

An Altar in the World reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in such ordinary occurrences as hanging out the washing, doing the supermarket shop, feeding an animal, or losing our way. It will transform our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in, and renew our sense of wonder at the extraordinary gift of life.

The book group will begin meeting on Sunday 27 May following the 9.30am service. To join in simply get a copy of the book and read the first two chapters by the start date. The book can be obtained from for about $20 and if ordered now will arrive with plenty of time for you to read before we begin.