Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness by Stephen Mitchell audiobook

Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold

By Stephen Mitchell

Macmillan Audio 9781250237521

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781250241986

  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781250241986

Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A unique and special kind of masterpiece.” —John Banville

"Stephen Mitchell has beautifully reimagined the Biblical story of Joseph with an enhanced retelling in exquisite language and with subtle insight. You won’t find a more moving, inspiring and enlightening book on the Bible." - Thomas Moore, author of The Care of the Soul and Ageless Soul


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 listeners and show them that this ancient story can still challenge, delight, and astonish.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stephen Mitchell has offered us a lovely treat, a creative and heartfelt way to re-inhabit this biblical story full of wisdom and healing.” Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Mitchell

Author Bio: Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn in 1943, educated at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and de-educated through intensive Zen practice. His many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Gospel according to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English