News to Me: Gospel Stories for the Real World

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2008 M01 1 - 201 pages

InNews to Me: Gospel Stories for the Real World, Lawrence Wood brings together insights from Scripture with his own observations of the "real world" to create thirty-two moving reflections on the Christian life. Drawing from the wells of history, the lives of famous and not-so-famous people, and his own observations of popular culture, Wood combines Scripture with experience to offer a captivating view of the Gospels at work.

 

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Contents

Overture
1
DropDead Gorgeous
16
A Conversation
33
The Nearest Star
49
And Then It Hits You
62
Old News
77
Labors of Love
92
Ultima Thule
103
Scottys Castle
119
The Capsized Boat
137
Do You Come Here Often?
151
Field of Blood
167
Bride of Christ
185
Bibliography
199
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About the author (2008)

Lawrence Wood is senior pastor at First Congregational Church of Darien in Darien, Connecticut. He previously served for several years as a pastor in Michigan. He is the author of One Hundred Tons of Ice and Other Gospel Stories and occasional pieces for The Christian Century.

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