Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness

A Biblical Tale Retold
Product Number: EB00754972
Released: Sep 17, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250237538
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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"A unique and special kind of masterpiece." -John Banville Stephen Mitchell's gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob's favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt. Tolstoy called it the most beautiful story in the world. What's new here is the lyrical, witty, vivid prose, informed by a wisdom that brings fresh insight to this foundational legend of betrayal and all-embracing forgiveness. Mitchell's retelling, which reads like a postmodern novel, interweaves the narrative with brief meditations that, with their Zen surprises, expand the narrative and illuminate its main themes. By stepping inside the minds of Joseph and the other characters, Mitchell reanimates one of the central stories of Western culture. The engrossing tale that he has created will capture the hearts and minds of modern readers and show them that this ancient story can still challenge, delight, and astonish.

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Author(s): Stephen Mitchell
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Sep 17, 2019

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Author(s): Stephen Mitchell
Narrator(s): Stephen Mitchell
Genre: Religion
Product Number DD46069
Released: Sep 17, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250241986
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Author(s): Stephen Mitchell
Narrator(s): Stephen Mitchell
Genre: Religion
Product Number Z100147086
Released: Sep 17, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250241979

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