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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale - Frederick Buechner I am taking myself through the exercise of trying to understanding the various types of literary genres that are contained in the Bible. I think if I had read this book before I read "How to read the Bible as Literature", it would have fared better. But I read it after, and so it seemed to suffer with too much "extra" stuff. I'm all for imagining what it might have been like for different people in the Bible to live where and when they did, but I got rather tired of his ongoing description of Pilate as a chain smoking fat cat politician. I'm afraid I should put this in the "I skimmed it" section, instead of "I read it".