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Ethiopian Tattoo Shop

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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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Amanda Mic Perkins
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
George King
great Collection of short stories/fables/ spiritual up-lifting. My NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR
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
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.
An interesting collection of parables can be reread and offer additional insight. There is a feeling of manipulation in some.
Another enjoyable books by Edward Hays. He has a way with parables that just makes them a pleasure to read.
An extraordinary teaching tool offering unique insight into faithing and discipleship.
Jul 05, 2007 Renee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I love this book and I am currently re-reading it.
A great read. Moving stories and parables.
Full of magical tales!
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