Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blogger looks at wedding in Writing in the Sand

SGF, blogging host of The Night Sea Journey writes about starting to read Thomas Moore's new book, Writing in the Sand: Jesus & the Soul of the Gospels, in his post "The Tale of the Wedding at Cana": "So far, it is amazing! [Moore] introduces the wedding at Cana, which is usually referred to as the first of Jesus' miracles, as the "resonant" event in the gospels and the key to the message Jesus was trying to convey to humankind!"

After quoting Moore, SGF continues, "[Moore] also uses Noncanonical gospel passages which really intrigues me. The idea that men left out stories to fit their notion of what was important is proof positive for the need for individual thought and imagination when considering the Bible! I can't wait to read more!"

The blog title is based on a Thomas Moore quote and SGF includes another Moore quote in his profile: "Truth can only be expressed aesthetically — in story, picture, film, dance and music." This is from Dark Nights of the Soul. SGF shares, "The book is the last (and most profound) book that I read just before my wife of 22 years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She died in December of 2008."

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