Jacob's Wound (Easyread Large Edition)

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Createspace Independent Pub, 2009 - Religion - 532 pages
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''The prose of Jacob's Wound is smooth and burnished, with many poetic touches and images of startling clarity.'' -Globe and Mail..... This highly acclaimed work reflects on the nature that we, and our religions, sprang from. The biblical story of Jacob has been interpreted in a multitude of ways, but never more persuasively than by Trevor Herriot in Jacob's Wound. The central idea is that Jacob, representing the farmer and civilized man, suffers a deep wound when he swindles the birthright of Esau, representing the hunter and primitive man. Herriot queries whether we, as Jacob did with Esau, can eventually reconcile with the wilderness that we have conquered and have been estranged from for so long. Jacob's Wound takes readers on an untrodden path through history, nature, science, and theology, sharing stories and personal experiences that beautifully illuminate what we once were and what we have become. Trevor Herriot is the author of the award-winning River in a Dry Land and Grass, Sky, Song. A self-taught naturalist and a Catholic who has recently returned to the church, Herriot has lived most of his life in Saskatchewan.

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About the author (2009)

Trevor Herriot is an award-winning author, naturalist and speaker. His first book, River in a Dry Land, received several national awards and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. Grass, Sky, Song was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction and the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC's Ideas and is a regular guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan's Blue Sky. He lives in Regina with his family.

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