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HarperOne Peculiar Treasures

Peculiar Treasures is the second book of Frederick Buechner's lexical trilogy. He profiles more than 125 of the Bible's most holy and profane people-and one whale. In his lively and witty prose, Buechner brings to life such moments from scripture as: Adam's pangs of regret for a remembered Eden, Delilah's last glimpse of Samson as they dragged him away, and Lazarus's first impressions upon rising from the dead. To read Peculiar Treasures is to realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are-in their human dreams, ambitions, and imperfections-very much like us.
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Review 1 for Peculiar Treasures
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A Great Character Reference Book

Date:March 4, 2014
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Robert
Location:Hudson, OH
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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This fine book was given to me by a pastor, colleague, and friend. What a gem! Explore various characters of the Bible, relate to them, and put yourself in the narrative. The ordinary, sinful, and sometimes humorous people of the Bible are highlighted and how God always works through each of them. If God works through these people in the Bible, imagine how he can work through you and me. Buechner writes about these characters in a historical and Biblical context, but in a very relevant, contemporary, and humorous fashion. This book is thoughtful, creative, reflective, and most importantly Biblical.
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Review 2 for Peculiar Treasures
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Date:December 5, 2009
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Pam Forster
Peculiar Treasures is called lively and witty in its decription. It sounds refreshing and whimsical. This book is also inaccurate and irreverent in its descriptions of Bible events and characters. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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