Barrenness and Blessing Abraham, Sarah, and the Journey of Faith

by Hemchand Gossai

Barrenness and Blessing Abraham, Sarah, and the Journey of Faith Synopsis

The stories of this book are about the permanent interaction between God and humankind. These narratives invite us to witness the manner in which God enters human community in all of its complexities, struggles, challenges, fears, and ultimately hope. Hemchand Gossai not just discussed the large variety of themes within this texts, but also kept an eye on the implications for the Church and contemporary readers. Some experiences, like the barrenness, wilderness and the wrestling with God are described as metaphors. The richness and texture of these metaphors allow the reader to embrace these stories in a way that makes them our stories.

Barrenness and Blessing Abraham, Sarah, and the Journey of Faith Press Reviews

Gossai does a masterful job of transporting the reader into the world of the story...and thus making their stories come alive to us... Gossai's work is commendable both in its insight and its brevity. It would be welcome reading for anyone seeking a fresh perspective on stories that may have become too familiar over time. Charles Rhine, Irving, TX, in Theological Book Review, Vol 23, No. 1, 2011

Book Information

ISBN: 9780718892166
Publication date: 24th June 2010
Author: Hemchand Gossai
Publisher: Lutterworth Press an imprint of James Clarke & Co Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 136 pages
Categories: Biblical studies & exegesis,

About Hemchand Gossai

Hemchand Gossai is the Director of Religious Studies at Georgia Southern University. He was born in Guyana as a third generation East Indian and he has lived and studied in the United States and the United Kingdom, where he received his Ph.D. Other works of his include 'River Crossings and Social Critique by Israel's Eighth Century Prophets'.

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