In this second book of his popular lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner profiles more than 125 of the Bible's most holy and profane people -- and one whale. In his lively and witty prose, Buechner brings to life such moments from scripture as:
- Adam's pangs of regret for a remembered Eden
- Delilah's last glimpse of Samson as they dragged him away
- Lazarus's first impressions upon rising from the dead
To read Peculiar Treasures is to realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are -- in their human dreams,ambitions, and imperfections -- very much like us.
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Witty yet solidly instructive characterizations of more than one hundred Biblical figures underscores the lessons each holds for Christians today.About the Author:
Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M006061157X
Book Description Harpercollins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11006061157X
Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 006061157X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0858249