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Ethiopian Tattoo Shop

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This collection of twenty-two challenging and intriguing parable-stories will take you on an adventure journey into the timeless realm of truth, self-discovery and growth. Parables are stories with numerous meanings-two, four, or many more. Once again Edward Hays unlocks a treasury of original parable-stories as traveling companions for those on the spiritual quest. Parabl ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Forest of Peace Publishing
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Aug 13, 2015 Patrick rated it it was amazing
A friend gave me this book, and said "be ready for different." What she didn't say was be ready for wisdom.
This book is no longer in publication, so you will have to find it at a used book store or at a book fair.
I'll tell you this, you must seek this book out. As it says in the bible "Seek and you shall find."
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Sep 02, 2014 Amanda Mic Perkins rated it it was amazing
The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop is a collection of short stories told by author Edward Hays. The book's introduction is about a man traveling in Ethiopia who enters a tattoo shop. The tattoo artist tells the man a series of stories, the stories told in the book, as a way to numb the pain of getting a tattoo. The short stories all give a unique view of religion and a new way of looking at the world. My favorite stories were "The Magic Folger's Coffee Can", "The Mountain", "The Alien", "The Board Meetin ...more
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May 12, 2014 George King rated it it was amazing
great Collection of short stories/fables/ spiritual up-lifting. My NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR
Jan 07, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it
A precious book of 22 parables - presented as stories told by a tattoo artist in the city if Jerusalem to distract someone getting a tattoo from the pain.

Very engaging.

They nurture anyone on a spiritual quest and belong in that genre.

A keeper for me.
Malcolm Brown
Nov 09, 2013 Malcolm Brown rated it liked it
A bit of a curate's egg. Some really good moments, and some eye-rolling ones. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could, but definitely not 4.
Mar 20, 2012 Jaci rated it liked it
An interesting collection of parables can be reread and offer additional insight. There is a feeling of manipulation in some.
Oct 03, 2010 Vickie rated it it was amazing
Another enjoyable books by Edward Hays. He has a way with parables that just makes them a pleasure to read.
Sep 04, 2012 Bill rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary teaching tool offering unique insight into faithing and discipleship.
Jul 05, 2007 Renee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I love this book and I am currently re-reading it.
Jul 27, 2013 Telps rated it it was amazing
A great read. Moving stories and parables.
Mar 15, 2011 Valerie rated it really liked it
Full of magical tales!
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