Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible
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Blue, Debbie Paperback

From biblical times to today, people have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds. We admire their mystery and manners, their strength and fragility, their beauty and their ugliness and perhaps compare these very...+

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From biblical times to today, people have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds. We admire their mystery and manners, their strength and fragility, their beauty and their ugliness and perhaps compare these very characteristics to our own lives in the process.

From the well-known image of the dove to the birds that gorge on the flesh of the defeated beast in Revelation, birds play a dynamic part in Scripture. They bring bread to the prophets. They are food for the wanderers. As sacrifices, they are the currency of mercy. They also challenge, offend, devour, and fight.

Highlighting 10 birds throughout Scripture, author Debbie Blue explores their significance in both familiar and unfamiliar biblical stories and illustrates how and why they have represented humanity across culture, Christian tradition, art, and contemporary psyche. With these (usually) minor characters at the forefront of human imaginations, poignant life lessons illuminate such qualities as desire and gratitude, power and vulnerability, insignificance and importance and provide us with profound lessons about humanity, faith, and God's mysterious grace.


Publisher    ABINGDON PRESS
Format    Paperback
Language    English
Publication Date    08/20/2013
Abridged    No
Large Print    No
Pages    221
Width    5.18
Height    0.67
Length    7.94
Units    1
EAN    9781426749506
Author    Blue, Debbie

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