Popular preacher and storyteller Donald Schmidt breaks open two dozen stories in this book of Bible Wonderings
. His unique and comfortable style engages the imagination and immediately makes you feel that you are a part of the story. You find yourself making friends with the biblical characters, and often want to continue the story beyond the printed page.
Along the way these retellings invite you to do your own Bible wondering and question some of your presuppositions.
Whether you have a little or a lot of biblical knowledge-even if you have never read the Bible at all, or are a confirmed skeptic-Bible Wonderings offers an exciting new way to experience your faith story.
The study guide makes Bible Wonderings a great resource for Bible study groups or for personal devotion. A lectionary index makes it easy to use the stories in worship.
"Turn a kaleidoscope even a little, and you see a new set of patterns and colors fall into place. In this book of wonderings, Donald Schmidt turns these stories of scriptures at slightly different angles, and the result is a fresh seeing and hearing of the Word. Bring your own sense of wonder and openness to this book, and see where it may lead you."
John Indermark, author of Parables and Passion: Jesus' Stories for the Days of Lent (Upper Room Books)
Donald Schmidt began writing stories almost before he could talk. As a lover of language, music, and culture, he has always been fascinated by ways in which we share our stories. As a parent, grandparent, teacher, writer, editor, and parish minister, he never misses an opportunity to hear a good story or tell a good story. Donald has a special passion for finding new ways to express our faith story. He and his spouse live in Lahaina, Hawai?i, where Donald serves as minister of Waiola Church.