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Even the Saints Audition by Rachel Jackson
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I found myself liking what this book was about more than I liked the book. For those of us who struggled and fought as young people with what are very often the controlling absurdities of life in church, the themes and images will resonate, sometimes painfully or bitterly. There are especially some nice contemporary renditions of the story of Job and its implications, if adding nothing absolutely new to the 30 centuries of midrashim turned over and over again to explain or protest Gods complicity in and impassivity towards Job’s suffering. In the end I felt there were too many theses and too few poems. Still, it is a book in earnest. Though it records the poet’s pain and joy more than it makes me feel it, I felt there were more and better books to come.

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February 3, 2020 – Finished Reading
February 10, 2020 – Shelved

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