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Jesus' Son: Stories pdf download

Jesus' Son: Stories by Denis Johnson

Jesus' Son: Stories



Download Jesus' Son: Stories




Jesus' Son: Stories Denis Johnson ebook
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060975776, 9780060975777
Format: pdf
Page: 59


The parable of the prodigal son is one of the most well-known stories of Jesus. As you know, the story is just a couple of pages of dialogue, almost completely free of the other elements of scene. Luke reminds us that Jesus is like the prophets of Israel. It's a bit embarassing to admit that I've just recently read this collection, but we all have those books on our shelves - Moby Dick anyone? My first contact with Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son was reading “Steady Hands” when it came out in Esquire. The title of Denis Johnson's sparse, haunting short story collection Jesus' Son is pulled from the Velvet Underground song Heroin, written by Lou Reed. Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son: Stories (1992), for me, is as close to being high on dope that one can become from merely ingesting words and sentences and paragraphs through one's eyes and, if read aloud, ears. In today's story, indeed, Elijah restores the hope a widow by raising her son from death. But the heart of the story is not its ending – the resurrection of the widow's son. I was recently listening to an old episode of The New Yorker's excellent Fiction podcast a few weeks ago on which Tobias Wolffe read Denis Johnson's story Emergency from the collection Jesus' Son. Mine is that I'm not a big fan of short stories. Denis Johnson changed my mind with this, now one of my all-time favorite books, and showed how to braid narrative and use the lyric register (poetic language). This is strong evidence either that the gospel writers knew of (and could have been influenced by) resurrecting god stories from other cultures or that these stories influenced the Jesus story when it was told from person to person. It is more commonly referred to as the story of the prodigal son, though the word prodigal is not found in Scripture. She dresses up as Aunt Lydia (as in Lydia from Thyratira, from the book of Acts) in a modest purple robe (like the kind Lydia might have sold) inside her Christian book store, The Bible Barn. Particularly Elijah and Elisha, both of whom raised the dead. BIBLE STORIES THEATRE OF FINE & PERFORMING ARTS - Awareness In The Arts for Children & · RSS · Follow In contrast, the good news is Jesus knew the Father and his disciples knew that the Father sent the Son.

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