Bucket of Hooves and Other Old Worn Out Stories

Bucket of Hooves and Other Old Worn Out Stories

by Jeffrey E. Bryan
     
 

With Bucket of Hooves, a series of biographical recollections, Presbyterian pastor Jeffrey E. Bryan drives a couple exits past Southern Gothic and takes a hard left into the realm of Southern Apocalyptic. Not apocalyptic in the esoteric, flying off to the sweet by and by, “Be good or you won’t get raptured” sense. Just the opposite. These stories… See more details below

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With Bucket of Hooves, a series of biographical recollections, Presbyterian pastor Jeffrey E. Bryan drives a couple exits past Southern Gothic and takes a hard left into the realm of Southern Apocalyptic. Not apocalyptic in the esoteric, flying off to the sweet by and by, “Be good or you won’t get raptured” sense. Just the opposite. These stories are apocalyptic in what they reveal: humor amidst heartbreak, truth amidst pretense, God amidst all the empty exercises, religious or otherwise, that we use to keep reality at bay. Throughout this collection, Bryan takes readers on a guided tour through his Christ-haunted adolescence in small-town Georgia. As Bryan shares his thoughts on everything from God to sex to basketball, readers will encounter a cloud of witnesses both strange and familiar, a family and community bound together by tradition, terror, and love. There is whiskey. There is death. There is an emu hellbent on destruction and a Civil War ghost who lives in the basement. And there is grace, revealed in the profane but holy lives of the characters who populate these pages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015850789
Publisher:
Shook Foil Books
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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