I feel very honored by this book and am made happy by it, as Thomas Mann has expressed so well what I have been about these last decades. (Mary Oliver)
His insight is keen. . . . Mann does not shy from going with Oliver into nature’s apparent cruelty—what we humans, by our morals, consider cruelty, that is—by which so much of the animal world survives. . . . Drawing our attention to the violence and to God forces the reader to contemplate God’s role in our world and our role in God’s. (Beth Woodard Winston-Salem Journal
About the Author
THOMAS W. MANN
has been minister of Parkway United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, NC for twenty years, and has taught religion and Old Testament at Wake Forest University, Salem College, Converse College, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books including The Book of Torah: The Narrative Integrity of the Pentateuch
(1988) and Deuteronomy
(Westminster Bible Companion, 1995).