Slouching toward Zion and More Lies

Slouching toward Zion and More Lies

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Overview

Slouching toward Zion and More Lies by Robert Flynn

Robert Flynn has gathered twenty-three stories that have hope, faith, and love as their common denominator. They are funny, political, and more than a bit prophetic as well as being superbly crafted.

Included in the collection are “The Rest of the Story,” wherein the author retells select Biblical stories and parables supplying heretofore expurgated details with an exquisitely agonizing truth; “Ten Mistakes God Made,” which treats with candor religious politics, elitism, and the unexplained nature of what makes us believe; “The Trouble with Eve” and “Redemption,” which are at heart stories of how one grapples with, avoids, questions, and finally resigns to—love; and “Chicken Soup for the Damned,” a fable cum corporate biography retelling of the Savior’s story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574411836
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Robert Flynn, a native of Chillicothe, Texas, is the author of seven novels, among them North To Yesterday, (winner of awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times ) and Wanderer Springs (winner of a Spur Award from Western Writers of America). Most recently, he coauthored with the late Dan Klepper a new novel, The Devils Tiger. He is also the author of a nonfiction narrative, A Personal War in Vietnam. His two story collections are both recipients of awards: Seasonal Rain, co-winner of the Texas Literary Festival Award, and Living with the Hyenas, winner of a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He also coauthored When I Was Just Your Age, published by the University of North Texas Press. In 1998, Flynn received the “Distinguished Achievement Award” from the Texas Institute of Letters. Retired as writer-in-residence at Trinity University, he lives in San Antonio with his wife, Jean

Table of Contents

The Trouble with Eve
Do You Have a Rapture Lawyer?
The Baptist Sex Position
Reasons for Being a Southern Baptist
Ten Mistakes God Has Made
If You're There, God, Pick Up
Questions Catholics Never Ask
Slouching toward Zion
Questions Southern Baptists Never Ask
Born Again Jesus
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at the Baptist Church
Onan Comes in From the Cold
Questions Mormons Never Ask
Testimonial Time in the Baptist Church
The Rest of the Story
Next Year in Oberammergau
Mission to Mexico
Radio WWJS
Questions Secular Humanists Never Ask
Redemption
The Church Softball League
Chicken Soup for the Damned
Desert Duel


About the Author:
Robert Flynn, a native of Chillicothe, Texas, is the author of eight novels, among them North To Yesterday (winner of awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times) and Wanderer Springs (winner of a Spur Award from Western Writers of America). He is also the author of Growing Up a Sullen Baptist and Other Lies from the University of North Texas Press. He lives in San Antonio with his wife, Jean.
Rev. Kyle Childress has served as the pastor of the Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas, since 1989.

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