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A unique, modern twist on the myth of Orpheus gives deep and passionate insight into the life of faith.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 25th 1996 by Zondervan (first published 1986)
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Rosie
Jul 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people in ministry who are discouraged; anyone
In the Prologue, Wangerin writes: "In order to comprehend the experience one is living in, he must, by imagination and by intellect, be lifted out of it. He must be given to see it whole; but since he can never wholly gaze upon his own life while he lives it, he gazes upon the life that, in a symbol, comprehends his own....Myth...is such a symbol." Wangerin uses the myth of Orpheus, alongside a fictional account of a modern day Orpheus (a pastor and a sinner like us, based very roughly on Wanger ...more
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was completely over my head. I'll admit I am not familiar with the story of Orpheas. I read this book anyway. This is not a light read.
Gary Faith
One of the best books I've read. A great description of belief.
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Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the mill ...more