Abraham's Bind: & Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love

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Ancient stories from the Bible offer lessons for today's world

"Little has changed over the millennia. Our existence remains suspended between the realm of the eternal and the elemental plane of the material world. This tension pulls at our hearts and minds as we attempt to find our true selves in relationship to each other and to God. This is the crucible of our lives: the true test of our powers of strength and conviction in the face of adversity, our wrestling with the range of human emotion, from jealousy and rage to kindness, sacrifice, and generosity toward the ones we love."
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With insight, thoughtfulness and wit, these provocative and entertaining re-imaginings of stories from the Bible highlight the ways God can work for and through us, even today:

Barren and despairing Sarah becomes pregnant―learning that nothing is impossible.

Jacob the trickster is, in turn, tricked into marrying the wrong wife―learning that what goes around comes around.

Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, only to rise to wield power of life and death over them―learning that patience and integrity will win out in the end.

Through multifaceted characters, original stories and vivid natural imagery, Caduto brings this ancient world to life. He immerses you in a richly-textured experience of another time and place. Within these pages you will come to see these familiar tales through new eyes.

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Have you ever embarked on a new journey with trepidation and uncertainty? Questioned the paradox of deep family loyalties and bonds that are sometimes torn by rivalry? Fought to overcome powerful, destructive forces by freeing the love and mercy in your heart?

From the intimate story of Abram and Sarai to the epic tale of Joseph, this compelling collection of re-imagined Bible stories reaches across generations of human striving to connect with the oneness of all. By sharing in the passionate struggles of these ancient biblical characters, you will find in them your own living prayer--your own hunger for love and longing to believe in, and remain faithful to, your relationships with others and with God.

About the Author:

Michael J. Caduto is a renowned author, ecologist, educator and storyteller who has written and coauthored sixteen books, including Native American Gardening, the Keepers of the Earth series, In the Beginning: The Story of Genesis and Earth Activities for Children and Abraham's Bind & Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love (SkyLight Paths). His articles have appeared in many magazines, including Organic Gardening, Sanctuary, Nature Study and Instructor. In 1984 he founded a service called P.E.A.C.E.―Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange―which promotes understanding, awareness, appreciation and stewardship as the foundation for building a harmonious, sustainable relationship between people and Earth, and among the cultures of the world. His website is www.p-e-a-c-e.net.

Michael J. Caduto is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Nurturing Herbs for Body, Mind and Spirit
  • Fiddleheads, Lamb's Quarters, Nettles and Nuts: Wild Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants
  • Native American Gardening: Planting Seeds of the Future
  • Earth Gardens and the Seasons of Life
  • A Harvest of Tales: Native Stories, Song, Dance and Food

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