First Published in 1968, This contemporary case for vigorous Christian faith profusely illustrated by Charles Schulz's delightful peanuts cartoon strips sheds more light on the Christian faith and how it is to be lived than many more "serious" theological works, with hundreds of cartoons featuring your favorite peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, And of course, Snoopy (including the earliest red baron strips). This book's wise observations are as timeless as they are timely.
About the Author
Robert L. Short has been writing and lecturing on Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoon strips and the gospel for more than forty years. He is the author of the huge bestsellers The Gospel According to Peanuts and The Parables of Peanuts. An ordained minister and a widely traveled speaker in theology and the arts, Short was a close friend of Charles Schulz and holds graduate degrees in theology and literature from S.M.U., North Texas University, and the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Who would have thought that our 'Peanuts' friends were orators of so many deep spiritual truths? Short's explanation of and purpose for parable alone was well worth the time invested in reading 'Parables of Peanuts'. I felt as though the author helped me walk through many puzzling Biblical truths like a man being led through a forest, hand-in-hand, by an excited child who was very familiar with the environment and enthusiastically pointing out simple beauties that my 'adult-ness' had blinded any appreciation at all. This book of 'simplified complexities' makes it a safe read to recommend to any of my friends - from the casual inquirer to those in professional ministry. Such an oxymoron can only be understood by those who appreciate a tear on the cheek of an elderly person while a congregation sings 'Jesus Loves Me, This I Know'.