Barbara Brown Taylor has an uncanny ability to weave theology into strands of everyday life with language that ignites your imagination and invites your participation in the mysteries of God. She is a meaning maker. Her books and her sermons inspire, engage and infuse you with a desire to see the world with new eyes. I once asked her how she was able to find so many real life experiences of God at work. She looked at me as if I was blind to the obvious and said, “they are all around you!” Her ability to make ancient text come alive with metaphor and memoir sets her apart as a spiritual sensei, a guide for everyday people in our quest for atonement.