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eBook Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for our Lives ePub

by Fran Ferder

eBook Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for our Lives ePub
Author: Fran Ferder
Language: English
ISBN: 1570758859
ISBN13: 978-1570758850
Publisher: Orbis Books (October 31, 2010)
Pages: 208
Category: Bible Study & Reference
Subcategory: Christians
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 706
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ePub file: 1300 kb
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Fran Ferder takes familiar stories from Scripture and shows us what the significant events, or feasts, in the . And when we understand them, they can transform our lives.

Fran Ferder takes familiar stories from Scripture and shows us what the significant events, or feasts, in the great Christian story mean and how they continue to unfold in our lives - in ways we do not expect. These old stories are new stories. They are our stories. Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for Our Lives (9781570758850) by Fran Ferder.

Describes how the significant events, or feasts, in the great Christian story continue to unfold in life today. Offers readers a way of seeing that the everyday, ordinary events of their lives are part of the great mystery of holy stories that keep unfolding: annunciation, temptation, transfiguration, agony & resurrection.

Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for Our Lives. In this sense, the biblical stories are metaphors?events that may have occurred long ago among biblical characters, but also, the same dramas great and small that happen to believers today, every da. lt;br Fran Ferder takes familiar stories from Scripture and shows us what the significant events, or feasts, in the great Christian story mean and how they continue to unfold in. our lives - in ways we do not expect. But the theme of metaphors features consistently throughout. In some cases, the metaphors are overt, like in Jesus' parables for example. In other cases, the authors present metaphorical interpretations of passages and themes that are presented literally. This approach seems to be aimed toward agnostics and non-fundamentalist Christians, who do not believe the bible is literally true or inerrant, but don't discount it outright either. My only reservation about this book is that the authors interject too much of their own opinions and bias into the text.

Catholic nun, clinical psychologist, author. Most recent book is Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for Our Lives, 2010 by Orbis Press, NY. Oregon. Catholic nun, clinical psychologist, author.

Fran Ferder, FSPA, is a Franciscan sister, clinical psychologist, university professor, and author. Since 1985 she has been co-director of Therapy and Renewal Associates (TARA), a counseling and consultation resource in the Pacific Northwest. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, where she teaches graduate courses in pastoral care skills and Christian sexuality.

A Biblical metaphor is a figure of speech that appears in the Christian . One problem with Biblical metaphors is that the Bible is often read in translation, and the original intention of many metaphors.

A Biblical metaphor is a figure of speech that appears in the Christian Bible or is otherwise associated with that text. Some metaphors are so deeply associated with the Bible that they are called Biblical metaphors even outside that document. There are many different examples of metaphor being used in the Bible, including many sustained metaphorical traditions. Parables are essentially metaphorical stories that use this figure of speech to make a point about a subject not addressed in the parable itself. One problem with Biblical metaphors is that the Bible is often read in translation, and the original intention of many metaphors has been lost historically.

Fran Ferder shows us how the significant events, or feasts, in the great Christian story continue to unfold in. .

Offers readers a way of seeing that the everyday, ordinary events of their lives are part of the great mystery of holy stories that keep unfolding: annunciation, temptation, transfiguration, agony & resurrection.

Fran Ferder shows us how the significant events, or feasts, in the great Christian story continue to unfold in our lives--in ways we do not expect. These old stories are new stories. Unfinished stories. They are our stories. And when we understand them, they can transform our lives.
Yojin
Fran Ferder's deceptively slim volume blurs the distinction between Jesus' story and the human story. In fact, from the biblical metaphors, she shares how our story is the divine story as much as Jesus' story is the divine story. Her words can be startling to readers who think this is a simple "devotional book," as Ferder challenges readers to see how the divine touches their lives and how the earthy touches the divine. She raises us up into Jesus' life and shows how our humanness, really, is the story of everything from the incarnation to the resurrection, with everything in between. She also includes stunning themes such as Christian unity, such as "inviting everyone to the table" with clear calls to justice and growth in the Church and the world.

This book will have you looking at your life in a transformative way, which is the point of biblical metaphors for our lives.
Rare
Dear Amazon.com:

I am a senior citizen (79 years old), and a graduate of the University of Detroit. While I live in Wisconsin, I continue to stay in touch with college friends who live in Michigan.

Some years ago, a group of those friends formed what they call their Christian Life Community Group. The group meets
monthly, and they usually discuss a book they've been reading. A while back I asked one of my friends if it would be O.K. with the group if I join, and if I telecommute with them by e-mailing my comments regarding whatever is currently being read. The answer was yes, and that was the occasion of my having ordered Fran Ferder's book Enter the Story: Biblical Metaphors for our Lives.

The book arrived in time for me to read and synopsize the chapters being discussed at the next Detroit meeting, and it turned out to be a very good experience. In fact, I am almost ready to send my mailing for Chapters 7 & 8.

The book's price and the shipping costs were reasonable, and the service was excellent.

Thank you sincerely; peace, God's blessings, good health and the very best to each of you at Amazon this day and each
day throughout the New Year.

Respectfully,
Buzz Marzolf
Hujdson, Wisconsin
Banal
Food for thought and inspiration. Wonderful daily reading.
Yramede
This book helps bring the scriptures alive, and invites the reader to actively enter into the story. I recommend it highly.
Mr_TrOlOlO
There is a Brazilian theologian, Carlos Mesters, who wrote that "our theology depends on where our feet are." Fran Ferder's
book, Enter The Story, has everything to do with where her feet are planted in this 21st century.

Fran masterfully holds up the familiar Scripture parables as a mirror before our lives: how does my life reflect the message and
challenges of the Scriptures? How do our lives, as members of the global community, reflect what is asked of us from Scripture?

Fran is not afraid to ask the hard but necessary questions for our personal and communal development. She offers us a fresh look at
familiar parables, and offers examples of how the parables are as relevant today as they were centuries ago, if we but take the time
to reflect.

If you are looking for a book that you can reflect on and go back to in the future, I recommend Fran's new book, Enter The Story.
It is a keeper!

GATE Director
*Global Awareness Through Experience
Marie Des Jarlais, FSPA
Elizabeth
Enter the Story is a marvelous exploration of what it means to live in the spirit and message of Jesus of Nazareth. Fran Ferder is an exceptional spiritual guide because she has one foot solidly anchored in the gospels and the other solidly rooted in contemporary life. This makes for good theology and therefore of course for good spirituality. At a time when far too many Christians seem to be either giving up on Christianity or regressing to a nineteenth century Christian fundamentalist world vision, Enter the Story is refreshingly contemporary and yet traditional in every good sense of that word. This is a book that leads to life.

John A Dick
Historical Theologian
Louvain Belgium
Otrytrerl
This is the first book I have read of Fran's and I love it. I'm still in the middle of reading about it - but I'm so excited about it - wanted to share anyway. It's the kind of book that offers you a beautiful new insight and then says, "How can you apply it to your life? Now!" But not in such a preachy, syrup that you feel you need to do it or else - but rather an invitation to go as deep into yourself as you are ready for.

Here are two quotes from this book that I have underlined and want to spend days thinking about.

'The willingness to suspend the need for ready answers and live in trust."

and

"faith is first of all a relationship of utter confidence"

Okay, I'm going back to reading... but so far - definitely 5 stars!
I have read all of Fran's books and this is her very best book as far as I am concerned. I like to highlight parts that really touch me and that I want to re-read and ponder in meditation and honestly my copy is almost completely highlighted. I took it to Tanzania with me and gave another copy to one of our Sisters and she raved about it too. Fran's focus on the poor and those living on the margin of society and the church are the perspective of Jesus in the Gospel and her questions throughout are questions Jesus would be asking us today. I highly recommend this book to anyone who believes in an inclusive model of church. Maureen
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