In this award-winning memoir Stanley Hauerwas gives a frank, transparent account of his own life interwoven with the development of his thought. Unique to this paperback edition is a new afterword that offers Hauerwas's reflections on responses to Hannah's Child
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"A rural Texas boy grows up to become Time magazine's 'best theologian in America' -- that's the unlikely story behind Hauerwas's arguably destined journey to academic fame. . . . Fans of Christian memoirs will be pleased with Hauerwas's frank yet poignant style, and those who are simply fans of the memoir genre will find the book's careful blend of faith and scholarship easily accessible and far from didactic."
"A book of profound compassion, depth, and wisdom from one of the greatest Christian minds of our time."
"Hannah's Child might well be Stanley Hauerwas's best book. It is must reading for everyone who knows him, either firsthand or through his other writings."
"A fantastic read that shifts from outright hilarity to profundity seamlessly. Here is a pageturning account of one of the most important theologians of the last fifty years -- I