Redemption: Twelve Readings from the Monks of Estillyen

Redemption: Twelve Readings from the Monks of Estillyen

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by William Jefferson
     
 

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REDEMPTION is a companion book to The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout. The work is set on the metaphorical Isle of Estillyen, where creative monks stage dramatic readings of biblical stories. In The Point, the readings were presented in synopsis form. Now readers can delve into the twelve Scripture narratives as they were originally given by the monks of

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REDEMPTION is a companion book to The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout. The work is set on the metaphorical Isle of Estillyen, where creative monks stage dramatic readings of biblical stories. In The Point, the readings were presented in synopsis form. Now readers can delve into the twelve Scripture narratives as they were originally given by the monks of Estillyen. Richly inspiring, this unique volume promises to draw readers closer to the theme of redemption–and to the Redeemer himself. The story beckons. Life it gives. Redemption it offers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016793535
Publisher:
Port Estillyen Productions
Publication date:
05/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
223
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

William Jefferson, founder of Port Estillyen Productions and author of the breakthrough new novel, 'The Point - The Redemption of Oban Ironbout', has spent his professional career advancing Scripture mission programs through diverse forms of media. After 25 years of strategic leadership on behalf of well-known Bible societies and evangelization organizations, Jefferson is uniquely positioned to present Scripture's ancient truths, in a modern context of media and culture. Prior to authoring 'The Point', Jefferson helped to structure and implement global initiatives and programs for prominent organizations such as the American Bible Society, United Bible Societies, the International Bible Society (Biblica), and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds an M.Th. in Theology and Media from the University of Edinburgh and an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. With his novel, 'The Point - The Redemption of Oban Ironbout', Jefferson shares much of the wisdom that he has gleaned during his career: that words matter, that every human being has innate worth, and that Christ alone is the perfect union of Medium and Message. William Jefferson's preferred title is simply "Message Maker." He writes from his rural home in the Ozarks, where he lives with his wife, Lois, and Border collie, Archie.

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I love words, and I love God’s Word. If you are fascinated by language and intrigued by the Scriptures, you’ll really enjoy Redemption. Themes of message, meaning, words and redemption are woven into this book.  Redemption would make an interesting book for a small group to read together, as it offers a unique “walk through the Bible” in its twelve readings.  But it is best read side-by-side with its companion novel, The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout by the same author, William Jefferson. The Point tells the story of a newlywed couple, Hollie and Goodwin MacBreeze, on a spiritual pilgrimage to the fabled Isle of Estillyen. There they encounter a monastic community of “message makers” who offer spiritual guidance via both informal conversations and formal “readings” of Bible passages. These dramatic readings are summarized in The Point, but presented in their entirety in Redemption. A key theme in both books: “words matter…some more than others.” In one of the readings about Jesus, the monks proclaim: “Christ was the Message á Medium of God. Christ was not simply carrying a message, approximating a message. Christ was the subject of the matter, the universal noun. The thesis and the story he was, he is. The message of Christ was the medium of Christ. Every single word and twitch of Christ conveyed meaning.” It's not easy to categorize this book. It dances along the line between non-fiction and fiction—the setting is fictional, but the fresh look at Scripture could not be more real and true. It presents deep theology via story. Because this book is deeper than most Christian fiction, if you’re typically one who likes to read theology, Christian living/non-fiction, you’ll like both this book and its companion story, The Point.