The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor's new book is "Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others."

The Easter story helps an 'outcast' preacher find her way back home

Updated 3:35 PM ET, Thu April 25, 2019

(CNN)The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor was attending a seminar one day when someone asked her a question that she hasn't been able to forget.

"What is the story you are working on that doesn't have an ending yet?"
Taylor gave one answer that day but today she has another: The story she can't quite figure out is her own.
On the surface, Taylor led a life that most people would envy. She was a widely sought-after speaker whose sermons were compared to "literary gems."