Mixed Blessings is a compilation of sermons written by Barbara Brown Taylor (Episcopalian preacher), written in the first few years in her ministry (mid-1980s).
Reading Taylor is like reading candy to me. I appreciate not only her sermon structure (narrative), but also her phrasing and her theology. Specific sermons I felt to be remarkable to me in this read were: "Saving Space" (Isaiah 40:3-8), "Decked Out in Flesh" (Isaiah 9:6), "Blood Kin" (Matthew 26:36-38), "Mixed Blessings" (Deuteronomy 8:2-4), "Are You the One?" (Matthew 11:2-6), although, honestly, I can imagine reading this book again in a matter of months/years and being struck by different sermons.
Reading this book inspires spiritual devotion and purpose in me, as well as gives me a reference to see how sermons are constructed well.