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COS Reads: 101 Reasons to be an Episcopalian

101 Reasons to be Episcopalian
For a sweet little book to tuck into your beach tote, the rector recommends 101 Reasons to be an Episcopalian, compiled by Louie Crew with a foreword by Phyllis Tickle. It includes reflections from some oft-quoted Episcopalians and others who have not yet made it to prime time. Their fairly pithy comments will provide you some food for thought and a chuckle or two.

Here are a few quotable quotes:
We belong before we believe. —Joanna Wragg, Diocese of Southeast Florida
We believe that love without justice is cheap sentimentality. — Carter Heyward, Diocese of Massachusetts

Ours is the perfect church for people who aren’t perfect. —John F. Schwaller, Diocese of Minnesota

From smells and bell to speaking in tongues—we have it all. —Sheena A. Lawrence, Diocese of Atlanta

Tired of fire and brimstone? Try incense. —Louie Crew, Diocese of Newark

God loves you and there’s not a thing you can do to change that. —Tom Van Culin, Diocese of Hawaii

It’s a church where you can come in without leaving your brain at the door and then have the opportunity to love all those who came in with their “wrong” ideas. —Leo Frade, Diocese of Southeast Florida

Catholic without the pope and with women; protestant without the gloom. —Catherine Gallouet, Diocese of Rochester

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