My So-Called Biblical Life

by Parker, Julie Faith;

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My So-Called Biblical Life

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My So-Called Biblical Life gives fresh perspectives to stories from the Bible, imbuing them with powerful, honest emotion. The editor's translation of biblical passages grounds twelve original narratives, which engage the reader and invite a personal response. Imagine sending away your precious daughter to be a concubine. Suppose your family's survival depended on the sacrifice of your brother's life. Picture Jesus looking you in the eye and telling you to sell everything you own. What would you do? The collected essays in this volume explore these scenarios and more. Readers easily learn about life in biblical times through well-researched stories with supporting footnotes. Questions follow each essay, stimulating individual reflection and group discussion, and making this book a unique resource for classes, book groups, seminars, sermons, retreats, and Bible studies. My So-Called Biblical Life transforms one-dimensional portrayals of Bible characters into vibrant portraits of men, women, and children from antiquity whose struggles and hopes still speak to us today. Three of the contributors to My So-Called Biblical Life are incarcerated; a portion of the royalties from this book are donated to the Exodus Transitional Community (, which helps people re-enter into society after spending time in prison. ""For millennia the Bible has required interpretation and inspired imagination. To the latter activity belong the essays in this volume. Written by people of diverse backgrounds, educations, and

My So-Called Biblical Life was published by Wipf and Stock in June 2017. The ISBN for My So-Called Biblical Life is 9781498238465.

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Details for My So-Called Biblical Life

PublisherWipf and Stock (June 2017)
Thickness11 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4532942
Page last updated 29th June 2017
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