“The literary critic’s preoccupation with the how of biblical writing is not frivolous. It is evidence of an artistic delight in verbal beauty and craftsmanship, but it is also part of an attempt to understand what the Bible says. In a literary text it is impossible to separate what is said from how it is said, content from form.” –How To Read The Bible As Literature… And Get More Out Of It by Leland Ryken.
Most of you have probably heard the classic tale of “The Tortoise and the Hare” but do you know where the story came from and that there are more pithy anecdotes where that came from?
The Tortoise and the Hare is actually one of more than three hundred short stories compiled under the title “Aesop’s Fables“.
Read October 28th (Afterward by Chad Walsh read on the 29th)
I was pleased with myself for finishing the entire book in one sitting–but then again, I couldn’t very well go to bed in the middle anyway. It frightened me to see the questions, the doubts, the despairs of a well-grounded theologian when faced with grief–more frightening still, to see myself in the background of his introspective mirror. But in the end, it encouraged me to see the man of despair climb to be once again the man of hope.