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Consider the Birds

A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible
  • By Debbie Blue
A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible
  • By Debbie Blue
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Edgy spiritual lessons that challenge the way you understand the birds of the Bible.

From biblical times to today, people have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds. We admire their mystery and manners, their strength and fragility, their beauty and their ugliness—and perhaps compare these very characteristics to our own lives in the process.

 

From the well-known image of the dove to the birds that gorge on the flesh of the defeated “beast” in Revelation, birds play a dynamic part in Scripture. They bring bread to the prophets. They are food for the wanderers. As sacrifices, they are the currency of mercy. They also challenge, offend, devour, and fight.

 

Highlighting 10 birds throughout Scripture, author Debbie Blue explores their significance in both familiar and unfamiliar biblical stories and illustrates how and why they have represented humanity across culture, Christian tradition, art, and contemporary psyche. With these (usually) minor characters at the forefront of human imaginations, poignant life lessons illuminate such qualities as desire and gratitude, power and vulnerability, insignificance and importance—and provide us with profound lessons about humanity, faith, and God's mysterious grace.

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Spiritual lessons and profound insight from Scripture’s fowl.

From biblical times to today, humans have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds. We admire their mystery and manners, their strength and fragility, their beauty and their ugliness—and perhaps compare these very characteristics to their own lives in the process. Though admired today, the birds of Scripture are largely unseen and underappreciated. From the well-known image of the dove to the birds that gorge on the flesh of the defeated “beast” in Revelation, birds play a dynamic part in Scripture. They bring bread to the prophets. They are food for the wanderers. As sacrifices, they are the currency of mercy. Highlighting 10 birds throughout Scripture, author Debbie Blue explores their significance in both familiar and unfamiliar biblical stories and illustrates how and why they have represented humanity across culture, Christian tradition, art, and contemporary psyche. With these (usually) minor characters at the forefront of human imaginations, poignant life lessons illuminate such qualities as desire and gratitude, power and vulnerability, insignificance and importance—even as readers gain a better understanding that God’s mysterious grace is sometimes most evident in His simplest of creatures.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781426749506
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Paperback with Flap
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781426749506
    • Publication Date: 08/20/2013
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Debbie Blue
    • Page Count: 240
    • Width: 5.00 inches
    • Height: 0.40 inches
    • Length: 8.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.56 pounds
    • SKU: 9781426775901
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781426775901
    • Publication Date: 08/20/2013
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Debbie Blue
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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