Help, Thanks, Wow Themes

Anne Lamott
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Defining God’s Identity

Lamott does not assign a specific identity to God, choosing instead to let her reader come to his own conclusions about God. She does, however, give the reader some information on what she believes about the nature of God. She believes that God, whom she allows the reader to see openly as a higher power, is the one who helps people in response to their cries for assistance. He is the one to whom people should give thanks and He is the one who creates the moments and things that leave us in awe.

One of the important roles of God is that he is the one who responds to cries for help. Lamott says that often God lets us get to the lowest points in our lives so we will have no choice but to turn to him. When we cry out to God...

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