Barrenness and blessing : Abraham, Sarah, and the journey of faith / Hemchand Gossai.
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|Subject:||Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Sarah (Biblical matriarch)
Bible. Genesis > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- ISBN: 1299717772
- ISBN: 9781299717770
- ISBN: 9780718841997
- ISBN: 0718841999
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 122 pages)
- Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Lutterworth Press, ©2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-122).
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Front cover; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Challenge of Barrenness ; 2. The Challenge of Wilderness ; 3. The Challenge of Wrestling with God and Self ; 4. The Hope of Promise; 5. The Hope of Blessing ; 6. The Hope of Fulfillment ; Bibliography; Back cover.
|Summary:|| The stories of this book are about the permanent interaction between God and humankind. These narratives invite us to witness the manner in which God enters human community in all of its complexities, struggles, challenges, fears, and ultimately, hope. Hemchand Gossai not only discusses the large variety of themes within this texts, he also keeps an eye on the implications for the Church and contemporary readers. Some experiences, like the barrenness, wilderness and the wrestling with God, are described in a very close way as metaphors. The richness and texture of metaphors allow the reader to.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.