Author by William Morley Punshon
Genre : Prodigal son (Parable)
Publisher : S. Rose, Wesleyan Book Room
ISBN : HARVARD:HN3BZM
Type : PDF & Epub
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This book is a true account of my journey through life in hopes it would encourage those on the journey of faith and self-discovery. I was taken away as a child, abandoned, Children’s Aide Society, lost family, Reform School for Boys, my escape, returning home to my parents and leaving again at age sixteen. I was married at age eighteen, had three children. I suffered through mental illness, divorce and homelessness. This book is about my spiritual awakening and about a prophecy! It is about God’s love and patience, and my journey into religion, ordination, ministry, and rejection of conventional religion. It is about my founding of the Franciscan Lutheran Community Ministry. After years of ministry and a period of self-reflection I recognized it was the time to fulfill the prophecy. I began a new journey of faith and the actualization and fulfillment of myself, and a new beginning....
Giving historical background, The Prodigal Son will reveal Christ's original message as intended for the Pharisees, the disciples, and the world today. --from publisher description.
Jack Brantley, a CIA assassin living in Cold War Europe during the late 1970s, is ordered to terminate a colleague who has been discovered trading secret government documents to the Russians in East Berlin. After following his intended target throughout much of West Berlin, Jack carries out his assignment with his usual efficiency and callousness. However, upon the completion of his latest hit Jack becomes quite disenchanted with what he is doing for a living in Europe and resigns from the agency in order to move back to the United States. Upon his return, Jack plies his trade as a private gun-for-hire while based out of his hometown on the Florida Gulf Coast. Jack’s efficiency as a hired gun makes him a much sought-after hitman, but the aftermath of a recent contract and his subsequent killing of a man in rural south Alabama leaves the former Green Beret and ex-CIA agent battling his inner demons as never before. Jack’s next contract is with a very shady underworld figure and the story takes the reader on a ride with him into the heart of New Orleans. Hired to eliminate a well-respected resident of the Crescent City, Jack quickly and efficiently tracks down his subject. However, the resulting encounter with his intended target is something Jack Brantley would never have foreseen when he first took the job, and his own life soon hangs in the balance. Set against the backdrop of the French Quarter and the Warehouse/Arts and Garden districts of New Orleans, The Prodigal Son: Return of the Assassin is a modern-day retelling of the biblical parable as told in the Gospel of Luke. It is a story of redemption, forgiveness and reconciliation that reveals the boundless compassion and merciful love of God toward one of His lost sons. It is a tale that is sure to take the reader on a ride that is well worth the price of the ticket.
The Prodigal Son is a trilogy of dramas, ambitious as Sophocles', each of its own the first since Milton's "Samson" to attempt the scale and evocative power of ancient myth. The Prodigal Son, the first, restates the Biblical parable in starkly contemporary fashion-the prodigal, having dissipated seven years, now diseased and the lone attendant in a house of prostitution, attempts passage into his father's heart through a substitute, Komos, who possesses the youth and beauty he has squandered. "Esther", the second, enacts the Old Testament story with a geriatric Ahasuerus, King of Persia, and an Esther, Queen, heavy with child by Haman, the very soul who has condemned her race to death. "Gethsemane", the third, captures the agony in the Garden, an all too cynical eleven disciples, and a Judas, the Twelfth, whose betrayal of his Master is couched in peculiar regret. The Guard in Command-"These friends of yours are hardly bold./Strange as it might be/I'd trade your Judas for the pack of them./Woman that he was/he had the strength to betray you."
Captain Carmine Delmonico must find a brilliant killer hiding out in the prestigious and cutthroat world of academia.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.