Enter the Story
By: Fran Ferder
In a delightful yet profound reading of the Scriptures, Enter the Story opens up the central stories in the Bible and shows how they are alive in us. These stories happen over and over again, much like a great unfinished symphony, in the lives of those of us who look to Scripture for inspiration. In this sense, the biblical stories are metaphors, events that may have occurred long ago among biblical characters, but also, the same dramas great and small that happen to believers today, every day.
Fran Ferder takes familiar stories from Scripture and shows us what the significant events, or feasts, in the great Christian story mean and how they continue to unfold in our lives -- in ways we do not expect. These old stories are new stories. Unfinished stories. They are our stories. And when we understand them, they can transform our lives.
Fran Ferder is a Franciscan sister, clinical psychologist, university professor, and author. Since 1985 she has been co-director of Therapy and Renewal Associates (TARA) in the Pacific Northwest. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. Sr. Fran has authored several books, including Words Made Flesh and, with John Heagle, Tender Fires. She lives in Gleneden Beach, OR.