A Writer's Encounter with the Gospels
Publication Date: December 2009
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One of today's most admired writers takes listeners on a fresh and personal journey through the Gospels, exploring the mysteries surrounding Jesus. What she reinterprets is a rich store of overlapping, sometimes conflicting teachings that feel both familiar and tantalizingly elusive.
Mary Gordon is the author of the novels Spending, The Company of Women, The Rest of Life, Final Payments, The Other Side, and Pearl. She has also published the short story collections Temporary Shelter and The Stories of Mary Gordon and the memoir The Shadow Man. She has received a Lila Wallace–Reader's Digest Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 1997 O. Henry Award for best story. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City. Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Last Secret by Mary McGarry Morris and Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien, as well as a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Joe Schreiber's Chasing the Dead. She has also performed on film, TV, radio, and stage, including the recurring roles of Jordon on ABC's One Life To Live, Phyllis on NBC's Passions, and guest-starring roles on prime-time TV. She has been heard in cartoons (The Simpsons, Billy & Mandy), videogames, and on the E! channel. Her narration of Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal as one of the best audiobooks of 2009, and her reading of Marthe Jocelyn's Would You was selected by the ALA as one of the best young adult audiobooks of 2009.
"A fresh and humane take on the Gospels. Gordon's approach is aware of, but not burdened by, doctrine." ---Mark Jarman, award-winning author of Epistles