City of God: Faith in the Streets

Jericho Books (Hachette) February 4, 2014

Paradise is a garden....but Heaven is a city. As the hours of one Ash Wednesday unfold, Sara Miles explores faith in the streets of San Francisco's Mission District, where she has lived for twenty years.

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"Healed of the Sin of Religion:" Read Lisa Webster's interview with Sara in Religion Dispatches Click here >

"Sara hit hits her quirky, sucker-punching, story-telling, character-developing, bomb-dropping stride....she's one of those rare people who would make conservative nervous because of her liberalism, and make liberals nervous because she’s so dang jesus-y." Mark Oestreicher's review of JESUS FREAK. Click here >

Video of Sara speaking about JESUS FREAK at Grace Cathedral Click here >

Video of Sara talking about JESUS FREAK, with scenes of The Food Pantry in action Click here >

Praise for JESUS FREAK from Publishers Weekly: "Moving...empowering...Compelling and provocative, this work promises to engage Christians in thoughtful discernment about ministry. " Click here >

Listen to Sara's story on NPR's "This I Believe." Click here >

Watch the PBS interview with Sara on "Religion and Ethics" and see St. Gregory's Food Pantry in action... Click here >

• front-page review from The National Catholic Reporter:
"[A] tightly crafted, joyful its heart, a story of finding sustenance and passing it on..."
• from author Anne Lamott:
"A memoir that blew me away...The most amazing book!
• from blogger Father Jake:
" I found myself shouting aloud "Yes!" at some points, and quietly shedding tears at others. Read it. It is an amazing story."
• from The Christian Century:
"In TAKE THIS BREAD, we find hope that an invigorated, incarnate and imaginative Christianity is emerging from the political battlefields. Moving, delightful and significant."
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Listen to Sara's provocative interview with Brian Lehrer on WNYC-FM. Click here >

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