An Altar in the World

Reading Resource Guide


You are about to embark on a beautiful journey with An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor .

Please find ALL SIX Reading Resource Guides to support your reading experience.

*Click the link buttons below to be directed to each Reading Resource Page.

For each of the Reading Resource pages, the PASSWORD is : altar

You may want to book mark this page and return to it as you want to access all the resources.

Reading Plan

While you can read at your own pace, here is a suggested reading guide to savour & finish the book in three months.

Week One: Reading Resource #1

  • Introduction & Chapter 1: The Practice of Waking Up to God - Vision 

 Week 2 & 3: Reading Resource #2

  • Chapters 2: The Practice of Paying Attention - Reverence

  • Chapter 3: The Practice of Wearing Skin – Incarnation

Week 4 & 5: Resource #3

  • Chapter 4: The Practice of Walking on the Earth - Groundedness

  • Chapter 5: The Practice of Getting Lost – Wilderness

Week 6 & 7: Resource #4

  • Chapter 6: The Practice of Encountering Others – Community

  • Chapter 7: The Practice of Living with Purpose - Vocation

Week 8 & 9:  Resource #5

  •  Chapter 8: The Practice of Saying No – Sabbath

  • Chapter 9: The Practice of Carrying Water – Physical Labor

Week 10-12 Resource #6

  •  Chapter 10: The Practice of Feeling Pain - Breakthrough

  • Chapter 11: The Practice of Being Present to God - Prayer

  • Chapter 12: The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings - Benediction

As a reminder, all resources are online, and can be accessed at your own pace anywhere, anytime.

For each of the Reading Resource pages, the PASSWORD is : altar