Jesus' Son: Stories Denis Johnson
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Luke's Gospel provides story after story to illustrate why Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God and how God is doing a new thing in the world. Here's how the story goes, Abraham had 2 sons, one through his slave Hagar and one through Sarah. Two of the wildest stories listed in the long list of One Story's recent list of top ten favorite short stories are from Denis Johnson's cult classic Jesus' Son. Though it's a quarter of the thickness of his sprawling Vietnam novel Tree of Smoke, it still packs just as much punch. Jesus sees her accompanying the funeral procession and is so moved by the sight that he brings her son back to life. As I have mentioned before we are a homeschool family but as part of our children's education we do have them is different classes to enhance their learning. It is the gospel story, where Jesus, God's Son, proves faithful when humanity could not. Remember the Sunday school stories? Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain You may remember that last week, as we were looking at the story of Elijah competing with the prophets of Ba'al, I said that Elijah was an unpleasant person. Pray to the father.and ask intersession thru the son.But if you aren't already lifed up a more robust action may be required.Just saying. The name of this collection comes from the Lou Reed song, Heroin. The final story is the beautiful redemption of the heartbreak of the Garden and of Israel. Jesus' Son, a short story collection from Denis Johnson, is tiny. Ed Markey drew a sharp distinction Tuesday night between math and arithmetic. In contrast to so many of the healing stories, the person in need of healing never asks for Jesus' help. This second lesson on the Baptism of Jesus turns to baptism.