The good book : writers reflect on favorite Bible passages

Published 2015
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"A collection of previously unpublished pieces by 32 of today's most prominent writers shares their thoughts about biblical passages they find personally meaningful, in a volume that includes contributions by such figures as Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff and Ian Frazier, "--NoveList.

First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xvii, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Who is the snake in the Garden of Eden? : a thought experiment / Avi Steinberg
Noah / Charles McGrath
Abraham, Isaac, and us : (and Hagar and Ishmael and Trayvon and Michael Brown, too) / Michael Eric Dyson
My Father's commandments / Jane Leavy
He who struggles with God / Alec Wilkinson
Deuterogeniture, or How I killed my grandmother / André Aciman
The best Jew in the family / Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts
Come on in, the water's fine / A.J. Jacobs
Desert stories / Kathleen Norris
The book of Ruth / Lois Lowry
Why Psalms is my favorite biblical book / Reverend Al Sharpton
A reading of the Shepherd's Psalm / Lydia Davis
Guilty feet have got no rhythm / James Parker
The song of songs / Pico Iyer
The valley of dry bones / Samuel G. Freedman
The book of Jonah: a postmodern exegesis / Daniel Menaker
New moon haftorah / Robert Pinsky
The good thief / Ian Caldwell
The womb and the cistern cell / Brooks Hansen
Sermon on the mount / Jay Parini
This saying / Ian Frazier
Miracles / Thomas Lynch
Never quite as simple / Owen King
Long road home : thoughts on the prodigal son / Tobias Wolff
The beloved disciple / Colm Tóibín
The parables of Jesus of Nazareth / Rick Moody
A matter of infinity / Clyde Edgerton
The beginning of the end / Paul Elie
Resurrection / Kerry Kennedy
A voice from Heaven / Edwidge Danticat
Living on the ledge / Lauren Slater
The bad book / Robert Coover.
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