Please allow me a moment of confession here. I am terribly under-nourished in my diet of world  literature. 

However, this book has piqued my curiosity for the wealth of stories that feature a clergy member as a prominent character.

This book gave me familiarity with the setting and plot summary of many infamous works of literature. Pastors, priests, chaplains and bishops are scrutinized in many cultures for the values they hold and the trust given to them.

This book points us to a cast of saints and sinners, meek and arrogant, noble and despicable. The preacher is often a caricature and fine literature draws us into the subtleties of their flesh and spirit.

Besides serving as a reference to the clergy story, this book points to the spiritual underpinning and tensions associated with the call to ministry. 

Helpful discussion questions make this book an excellent resource for the student of literature or reading club.


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