Rich in family drama, passion, and human affinity, critically acclaimed author Frederick Buechner's contemporary retelling of this captivating and timeless biblical saga revitalizes the ancient story of Jacob, delighted our senses and modern sensibilities and gracing us with his exceptional eloquence and wit.
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"The Bible's account of Jacob is a pungent seed found in a tomb," wrote the poet James Merrill about this novel. "Frederick Buechner has planted it and the result is this beautiful swaying tree of a book." The fact that Merrill was an old friend of Buechner's does not disqualify this eloquent testimony. Indeed, Jacob is powerfully translated here through Buechner's honest and humorous--and cantankerous--voice. We see a living, human character, as always in Buechner's work, whether fiction or nonfiction. From this archetypal tale of feuding brothers he draws a story of family and fear, and a tale of a living God with whom Jacob wrestles in more ways than one. The tale of this life is a rich one: the two wives, Leah and Rachel, the journeys and the dreams--all of it takes on a coloring that is both strange and yet familiar: here is a Jacob both larger than life and yet very much human, very much one of us. --Doug ThorpeAbout 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, 1993. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In his autobiographical trilogy, The Sacred Journey, Now and Then, and Telling Secrets, Buechner shared the history of his family--its sorrows and joys, secrets and celebrations, failures and successes. Now, in this dramatic, psychologically astute fiction, he illuminates the archetypal truths found in the story of Jacob, one of the Bible's most compelling family sagas. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_006250116X
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006250116X
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11006250116X