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Jul 25, 2007 Rosie 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
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