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Conversations with Scripture: The Book of Judges
Heller, Roy L.

New York: Morehouse, 2011 pp. xiv + 135. $18.00

Series Information
Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series



Description: Sunday School curriculum or an irredeemably violent book? Throughout its history Judges has both entertained and appalled readersósome read it as a series of simple stories about faithfulness and some as a brutal and bloodthirsty book. Heller explores how Judges can shape our understanding of our world, our relationships, and can provide a path to a deeper appreciation of the ways of God among people. Far from seeing the book as either simplistic or cruel, Heller allows this odd text to speak to us anew about God, sin, relationships, and justice.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Judges, Literature

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Review by Klaas Spronk
Published 8/22/2012
Citation: Klaas Spronk, review of Roy L. Heller, Conversations with Scripture: The Book of Judges, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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