Yeshu: A Novel for the Open-Hearted
Yeshu A Novel for the Open Hearted In this Quaker retelling of the New Testament saga readers are invited in to experience the resonant silences in the written record by joining the storytelling carpenter Yeshu his young neighbors Da
In this Quaker retelling of the New Testament saga, readers are invited in to experience the resonant silences in the written record by joining the storytelling carpenter Yeshu, his young neighbors Daavi and Shoshana, and a band of fellow seekers as they travel through wilderness, village, and city in search of what is divine and what it means to be human Brimming with adIn this Quaker retelling of the New Testament saga, readers are invited in to experience the resonant silences in the written record by joining the storytelling carpenter Yeshu, his young neighbors Daavi and Shoshana, and a band of fellow seekers as they travel through wilderness, village, and city in search of what is divine and what it means to be human Brimming with adventure, laughter, and natural beauty, the quest they share forever alters their lives, and still impacts ours The brother and sister who are the eyes and ears of this telling step out of the obscurity of history to show us that the meaning of the public story we thought we knew eludes us until our personal story makes it our own Before Daavi can take his first footstep at Yeshu s side, Shoshana goes mysteriously missing, leading him on a search to save her that puts his own soul in the balance during his journeys with Yeshu and beyond When the novel opens, Daavi is a young lad helping out in his neighbor Yeshu s workshop He hands the carpenter tools and fetches him water from the village well In return, Yeshu tells Daavi stories Over time they forge a friendship that is deepened by the arrival of Yeshu s second cousin Yohanan, who wanders the wilderness, emerging from time to time to sing praises of the natural world and baptize seekers of the spirit Among those seekers are the lost soul Maria Magdalena and the exuberant Thunder Brothers, James and John They treat Daavi as their equal, and he blossoms The transformative impact of Yeshu s teachings and example are illuminated in the dilemmas facing Daavi and his friends, and in the choices they make and avoid They are challenged to embrace all living creatures as sacred, and the role of family and community are pitched against responsibility for the destiny of society Each of them must answer their questions personally, and Daavi s lifelong road to clarity of insight and effective action is neither level nor straight The novel s author is an award winning writer, poet, and applied sociologist with a lifetime of service to organizations and communities of low income ethnic groups throughout the Americas During a Fulbright in highland Ecuador, he produced a trilingual collection of documentary short stories in Spanish, Quechua, and English He has published six stories from the novel, one of which won an Award of Merit for Seasonal Article, from the Associated Church Press His professional publications include four books and 30 articles As a Creative Writing major at Stanford University, he studied under Wallace Stegner He then served in the Peace Corps in Peru, and earned an M.S in Sociology and a Ph.D in Development Studies from the University of Wisconsin His career in international grassroots development is still ongoing For five decades, the author has been a performing storyteller at folk festivals, spiritual retreats, Indian reservations, and on radio and television This avocation shaped his narrative voice, while his cross cultural international development work molded his philosophical and ethical outlook The life lessons and oral history techniques he learned from Indians and Blacks throughout the Americas have informed his vision of the teaching style and humanistic practices of the historical Jesus and other New Testament figures These lessons of love, compassionate service, and forgiveness were amplified by the author s long time spiritual commitment to the Religious Society of Friends Quakers His novel is intended for readers of all ages and spiritual backgrounds The author is the father of two adult children and a pre teen who have all served as his fiction editors He visits classrooms and libraries where he presents a self scripted, first person performance of Abraham Lincoln telling stories of his Indiana childhood.
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