Synopsis: The sacred Scriptures, stylized in poetry After thorough readings through the Bible and study of biblical languages, The Haiku Bible started as an effort to make better sense of the complex and nuanced anthology. While rich in content and layered with meaning, the overarching themes of Scripture can be easily lost in the chasm of time and context that separate us from the original authors. Reflecting the styles and genres of the different books, The Haiku Bible weaves fresh insight into the ancient writings, while finding the threads that tie together the tapestry of Scripture. Endorsements: "The Haiku Bible defies easy categorization but invites varied use. Paired with the Bible, this brief text has rich potential for devotional use. It can also be a helpful companion for Bible studies, confirmation classes, and even liturgical use. The clever and careful expression of each biblical book in only seventeen syllables invites prayerful reflection and stimulates new insights into familiar texts." --Brian Maas, Bishop, Nebraska Synod ELCA "In this striking, brief book, Suehr uses a highly structured Japanese poetic form to elicit creative reflections from the core of each biblical book. Because The Haiku Bible uses only seventeen syllables to describe each book, the resulting statements are evocative and imaginative rather than comprehensive. . . . This book will serve as an excellent source for meditation and prayer." --William O. Avery, Professor Emeritus, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg "The study of the Bible brings renewal for life. Suehr provides an important contribution with The Haiku Bible. A student of Scripture will find its content a way to refresh understanding and see clearly the history of God's saving love. I recommend The Haiku Bible as a helpful resource and for its unique approach." --Donald J. McCoid, Bishop Emeritus, Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod "The Haiku Bible is a delight to read and contemplate. Suehr demonstrates a keen understanding of both the Japanese poetic form of haiku and the core thrust of each biblical book. . . . Readers will be able to savor the simple complexity of both the Bible and haiku through Suehr's deft and insightful presentations." --Richard Carlson, Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Author Biography: Chris Suehr is a student at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He has served congregations in southern Pennsylvania and Lincoln, Nebraska. The Haiku Bible is his first book.