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Overview In I Happened upon a Miracle, David McKirachan offers eighteen first-person narratives told in the voices of characters from the life of Jesus, ranging from the Christmas story through the crucifixion and resurrection. The characters include the innkeeper in Bethlehem, the little boy whose fishes and loaves fed a crowd, the woman who anointed Jesus' feet in the house of the Pharisee, a Roman soldier on hand as Jesus drove the moneylenders from the temple in Jerusalem, and the keeper of the garden tomb. In each story we are invited into the Gospel text. We inhabit the stories, and through the voice of each teller we are drawn closer to the wonder experienced by the first witnesses of Jesus. This imaginative retelling of stories from the perspective of some of the supporting actors and bit players of the Gospels will prove to be an engaging resource for those seeking a fresh perspective on the life and ministry of Jesus.
Publishers Description I Happened Upon a Miracle offers a collection of first-person narraties told in the voices of characters in the life of Jesus, from the Christmas story through the crucifixion and resurrection. Among these characters are the inn-keeper in Bethlehem, a little boy in the crowd fed by the fishes and loaves, the women who washes Jesus' feet in the house of the Pharisee, a centurion on hand as Jesus drives money-lenders from the temple, and the keeper of the garden near Jesus' tomb. These imaginative retellings of Gospel stories provide a resource for preachers who want to liven their sermons with some thoughtful stroy telling, as well as for lay people seeking a fresh perspective on the Gospels.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Jun 22, 2001
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664223419 ISBN13 9780664223410
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More About C. David McKirachan
C. David McKirachan is Pastor of The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury in New Jersey, and teaches Communications at Monmouth University. He is the author of "I Happened Upon a Miracle: Voices from the Gospels" and "Year of Wonder: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life", both published by WJK.
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I Happened Upon a Miracle: Voices from the Gospels Mar 21, 2001
Dave McKirachan is as pointed and forceful a person as I have ever met. His sanctified imagination has led him to bring us inside little known Biblical characters, in keeping with the spirit of the biblical narrative. I'm eager to get my hands on this book, having heard from him personally describe its contents. These vignettes arose (I understand) out of "third person narrative" messages that help us get inside the miraculous message of the good news.
New insight Mar 20, 2001
This is good one folks. There are alot of bible books out there. This one is user friendly. It will give a sense of being there. Beware, you may have some strong feelings, i.e. tears, for the players.