Abraham's Bind and Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love [NOOK Book]

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Ancient stories from the Bible offer lessons for today's world

"Little has changed over the millennia. Our existence remains suspended between the realm of the eternal and the elemental plane of the material world. This tension pulls at our hearts and minds as we attempt to find our true selves in relationship to each other and to God. This is the crucible of our lives: the true test of our powers of strength and conviction in the face of adversity, our wrestling with the range of human emotion, from jealousy and...

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Abraham's Bind and Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love

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Overview

Ancient stories from the Bible offer lessons for today's world

"Little has changed over the millennia. Our existence remains suspended between the realm of the eternal and the elemental plane of the material world. This tension pulls at our hearts and minds as we attempt to find our true selves in relationship to each other and to God. This is the crucible of our lives: the true test of our powers of strength and conviction in the face of adversity, our wrestling with the range of human emotion, from jealousy and rage to kindness, sacrifice, and generosity toward the ones we love."
—from the Introduction

With insight, thoughtfulness and wit, these provocative and entertaining re-imaginings of stories from the Bible highlight the ways God can work for and through us, even today:

Barren and despairing Sarah becomes pregnant—learning that nothing is impossible.

Jacob the trickster is, in turn, tricked into marrying the wrong wife—learning that what goes around comes around.

Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, only to rise to wield power of life and death over them—learning that patience and integrity will win out in the end.

Through multifaceted characters, original stories and vivid natural imagery, Caduto brings this ancient world to life. He immerses you in a richly-textured experience of another time and place. Within these pages you will come to see these familiar tales through new eyes.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000934197
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael J. Caduto is a renowned author, ecologist, educator and storyteller who has written and coauthored sixteen books, including Native American Gardening, the Keepers of the Earth series, In the Beginning: The Story of Genesis and Earth Activities for Children, and Abraham's Bind & Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love (SkyLight Paths). His articles have appeared in many magazines, including Organic Gardening, Sanctuary, Nature Study and Instructor. In 1984 he founded a service called P.E.A.C.E.—Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange—which promotes understanding, awareness, appreciation and stewardship as the foundation for building a harmonious, sustainable relationship between people and Earth, and among the cultures of the world. His website is www.p-e-a-c-e.net.

Michael J. Caduto is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Nurturing Herbs for Body, Mind and Spirit
  • Fiddleheads, Lamb's Quarters, Nettles and Nuts: Wild Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants
  • Native American Gardening: Planting Seeds of the Future
  • Earth Gardens and the Seasons of Life
  • A Harvest of Tales: Native Stories, Song, Dance and Food

Click here to contact the author.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
ABRAM AND SARAI 1
ISAAC AND REBEKAH 51
JACOB,RACHEL,AND LEAH 101
JOSEPH 157
Reader's Questions and Topics for Discussion 201
Acknowledgments 207
About the Author 208

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