Parable and Paradox (Paperback) by Guite Malcolm
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.