Parable And Paradox
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Since the publication of the bestselling Sounding the Seasons, Malcolm Guite has repeatedly been asked for more sonnets. This new collection offers a sequence of 50 sonnets that focus on many passages in the Gospels: the Beatitudes, parables and miracles, teachings on the Kingdom, and the ‘hard sayings’ – Jesus’ challenging demands with which we wrestle. In addition this collection includes:
* A sequence of five sonnets on ‘The Wilderness’, exploring mysterious stories of divine encounter such as Jacob’s wrestling with the angel.
* Poetic reflections on music, hospitality and ecology.
* Seven short poems celebrating the days of creation.
* A biblical index pairing the poems with scripture readings for use in worship.