The Son of Laughter

The Son of Laughter

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by Frederick Buechner
     
 

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Rich in family drama, passion, and human affinity, critically acclaimed author Frederick Buechner's contemporary retelling of this captivating and timeless biblical saga revitalizes the ancient story of Jacob, delighted our senses and modern sensibilities and gracing us with his exceptional eloquence and wit.

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Rich in family drama, passion, and human affinity, critically acclaimed author Frederick Buechner's contemporary retelling of this captivating and timeless biblical saga revitalizes the ancient story of Jacob, delighted our senses and modern sensibilities and gracing us with his exceptional eloquence and wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061752520
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
684,876
File size:
445 KB

Meet the Author

Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith.

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Son of Laughter 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I would recommend this for anyone interested in sophisticated retellings of Bible stories. The writing is quite fine, and Buechner seems to have done his research about the ancient world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read the biblical accounts of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob several times, but when I read The Son of Laughter, I entered into their experiences for the first time. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ceased to be flannel-graph characters to me. In this novel, Buechner transforms them into complex people with real fears, faults, doubts and faith. Also, my experience of God changed as I interacted with the story. Thanks to The Son of Laughter, God is no longer comfortable and non-threatening in my life. Now I know God as The Fear who consistently intervenes and interferes with the life He gave me.