My So-Called Biblical Life
offers clean views to tales from the Bible, imbuing them with robust, sincere emotion. The editor's translation of biblical passages grounds twelve unique narratives, which have interaction the reader and invite a private reaction. think sending away your important daughter to be a concubine. believe your family's survival relied on the sacrifice of your brother's existence. photo Jesus having a look you within the eye and telling you to promote every little thing you personal. What may you do? The amassed essays during this quantity discover those eventualities and extra. Readers simply know about existence in biblical instances via well-researched tales with helping footnotes. Questions keep on with every one essay, stimulating person mirrored image and staff dialogue, and making this booklet a distinct source for periods, booklet teams, seminars, sermons, retreats, and Bible reports. My So-Called Biblical Life
transforms one-dimensional portrayals of Bible characters into shiny pictures of fellows, ladies, and kids from antiquity whose struggles and hopes nonetheless converse to us this present day.
Three of the individuals to My So-Called Biblical lifestyles are incarcerated; a element of the royalties from this ebook are donated to the Exodus Transitional neighborhood (www.etcny.org), which is helping humans re-enter into society after spending time in prison.
Aundray Jermaine Archer
Joseph A. Ebert
Emily Phillips Lloyd
William H. Mohr
Richard P. Poirier
"For millennia the Bible has required interpretation and encouraged mind's eye. To the latter task belong the essays during this quantity. Written through humans of numerous backgrounds, educations, and insights, they provide surprises and demanding situations as they testify to the iconic temptations and provocations of Scripture. delusion and religion interact tales; readers come to a decision the outcome."
--Phyllis Trible, Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary, New York
"These imaginitive and considerate essays express the facility of empathetic examining to carry the biblical textual content to existence, whatever the reader's credentials. an exceptional version for beginning up the text."
-- John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of outdated testomony, Yale University
"Rarely does a ebook make the Bible come alive in such own and significant methods. With the various writers at the moment in legal, and 1/2 the royalties going to aid prisoners upon their release, My So-Called Biblical Life is a piece of intelligence, creativity, and justice."
--Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary, New York
Julie religion Parker is assistant professor of outdated testomony at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She is an ordained minister within the United Methodist Church and holds a PhD in outdated Testament/Hebrew Bible from Yale collage. Her most modern publication, Valuable and Vulnerable (2013), analyzes texts concerning young children within the Hebrew Bible.