This Crowded Night:
And Other Stories
This Crowded Night brings the women of the New Testament Gospels to life, capturing the voices of mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives struggling to find their way—and perhaps their faith—in a society where women’s voices are too often pushed to the margins. An unknown name, a faraway place, a forgotten voice. The stories of the women in the New Testament are barely fragments, yet once they were as rich and full as the lives of the women who lived them.
“In these short stories, Elrena Evans joins a long, Christian literary and theological tradition that extends back to the times of the medieval mystery plays and likely before that. To the Bible stories’ bare contours, she adds earthly atmosphere, creaturely flesh and very deep feeling. Her renderings of the familiar tales offer such startling insight and moving revelation that this work of devotion and imagination deserves to find a place beside the more conventional approaches to the Bible.” —Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Author, Poetry in America
|Publisher||Cascadia Publishing House|
|Call ID||NF 813.6 Ev|