Take a new journey through the Bible you
thought you knew.
They may not be quite as you remember
them, but each story in this ingenious collection—some
whimsical, some serious—finds its roots in a close
reading of the Bible and interpretations of it that originated
Take a look through God’s telescope
and see how it all really happened: What was it like to be in
Joseph’s sandals as his brothers sold him into Egyptian
slavery? How did Esther use her pretty face as a tool to save
the Hebrew people? And what in the name of … well, you
know who … happened to the unicorns included on the
ark’s original passenger manifest?
Your guide will be a sassy angel named
Gabriella. The territory you cover will be familiar. But the
questions and insights that these clever, profound stories will
prompt you to grapple with—may surprise you.
Biblical characters explored include:
Adam Eve Cain Abel
Noah Sarah Abraham Isaac Jacob
Esau Joseph Moses Jonah
Mordechai Haman Esther Ahasuerus Naomi
Ruth Samson Delilah David
"Open[s] the heart and mind and tickle[s] our sense of humor."
—Conservative Judaism Journal
“Thought-provoking.... Takes on the big questions of life.... Takes us on an adventure.... Fun to read, but offers serious messages throughout.... Bold ... [the] characters live courageously through [these] stories.”
—Lutheran Woman Today
Matt Biers-Ariel, a popular teacher and storyteller, is author of The Seven Species
and Solomon and the Trees as well as co-author of Spirit in Nature. He
has taught biblical and rabbinic texts for over fifteen years
and lives in California with his wife and two sons.