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Gospel Medicine - by Barbara Brown Taylor (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 188

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Sermons

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cowley Publications

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Christian

Author: Barbara Brown Taylor

Language: English

TCIN: 78124206
UPC: 9781561011100
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-5346

Description

Gospel medicine is Barbara Taylor's metaphor for the healing power of God seen in the active and ongoing restoration of this broken world. In this new collection of sermons she practices the old-fashioned art of gospel home remedies like a true evangelist, summoning with piercing clarity and wit the Old and New Testament stories that have the power to mend our spirits, strengthen our weaknesses, and restore us to wholeness. Scripture comes to life in the contemporary people and places of which Taylor speaks. Georgia apple-growers become God's sharecroppers of the gospel parable; through Mary's embracing of her role as God-bearer we are dared to take risks in our own discipleship; in Jonah's angry stand-off with God we see reflections of our own struggles with a God who is more forgiving than we want him to be; with tender awe after years of waiting Sarah wipes her hands on her apron and goes to tell Abraham she is to bear a child. Through the stories of Scripture, Taylor addresses with moving simplicity the contemporary wounds of anger, abandonment, fear of judgment, and a longing for home, healing, and mercy.
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