The Plowshare and the Sword: Poetic Tales of Old Testament Characters

byMargaret E. Rinkel

Paperback | March 13, 2019

The Plowshare and the Sword: Poetic Tales of Old Testament Characters by Margaret E. Rinkel
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Discover drama in the lives of more than forty Old Testament figures between 4,000 B.C. and 445 B.C. Introduced by the itinerant storyteller, dramatic monologues and dialogues show the Hebrew people caught up in the religious and political turmoil of the times. Patriarchs, prophets, and ordinary folk speak of injustice, inequality, and oppression. Through adversity, the Hebrews define their relationships with their God Yahweh. Old Testament figures, earthy and exemplary, emerge in moments that connect all humans to one family.

For church program resources, these story poems lend themselves to devotional reading, table drama, group study, and performance with simple costumes and props. For groups, the vignettes offer questions for discussion with questions for reflection and discussion.

The storyteller projects hope for a world in which "justice shatters the blood-edged sword, and mercy proclaims the life-giving plowshare."

Margaret E. Rinkel is a former high school English teacher with a lifelong interest in biblical study, storytelling and poetry. Her creative approach to classroom instruction earned an Illinois Governor's Master Teaching Award. In addition to her poetry contributions she co-authored The Picshuas of H. G. Wells: A Burlesque Diary.
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Title:The Plowshare and the Sword: Poetic Tales of Old Testament CharactersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:234 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.53 inShipping dimensions:234 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.53 inPublished:March 13, 2019Publisher:Westbow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1973653532

ISBN - 13:9781973653530

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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