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Living Water by Obery M. Hendricks Jr.
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Oct 10, 07

it was amazing
bookshelves: feminist, fiction, historical-fiction
Read in January, 2006

This book is in the same vein as The Red Tent, but with an added dimension. It's the story of the woman at the well whom Jesus meets and tells her all about her life--her seven husbands, the fact that the man she is with now is not her husband. It turns all of what you learned in Sunday School about this story on it's head, as it explores the background of the Samaritan people, the cultures of the day, and what women and men really want and need from relationships.

The added dimension is that the author is African American. He superimposes the oppression of his people onto the oppression of the Samaritan people in a fascinating way.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked The Red Tent, anyone who is looking for greater meaning in the religious life, and anyone who is interested in the way that relationships between men and women work.
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