"Why the title? The hymn 'Hallelujah Anyhow' is reflective of the attitude I have attempted to carry through life, or at least my adult life. It speaks in a real way to the ups and downs, the peaks and valleys, and the sure knowledge that whatever happens along life's rugged pathway, 'it is well with my soul.'"
So begins Hallelujah, Anyhow!, Bishop Barbara C. Harris's new memoir, written with Kelly Brown Douglas and out this month from Church Publishing Inc.
The new book arrives just in time to mark the 30th anniversary of Harris's historic Sept. 24, 1988, election as the first female bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will host a Book Launch and Hymn Sing with Harris on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m.
All are invited to come celebrate with singing and fellowship.
Pre-signed copies of Hallelujah, Anyhow! will be available for sale at the event.