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Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 1993
|Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 (inches)|
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.
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.
BobHudson, OhioAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Character Reference BookMarch 4, 2014BobHudson, OhioAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This fine book was given to me by a pastor, colleague, and friend. What a gem! Explore various characters of the Bible, relate to them, and put yourself in the narrative. The ordinary, sinful, and sometimes humorous people of the Bible are highlighted and how God always works through each of them. If God works through these people in the Bible, imagine how he can work through you and me. Buechner writes about these characters in a historical and Biblical context, but in a very relevant, contemporary, and humorous fashion. This book is thoughtful, creative, reflective, and most importantly Biblical.
Pam Forster1 Stars Out Of 5December 5, 2009Pam ForsterPeculiar Treasures is called lively and witty in its decription. It sounds refreshing and whimsical. This book is also inaccurate and irreverent in its descriptions of Bible events and characters. I would not recommend it to anyone.