Stones and Stories

A Primer on Literary Analysis, Hermeneutics, and Writing

By Judith E. Anderson

Stones and Stories

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  • ISBN: 9781532673887
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 3/22/2019
  • Retail Price: $15.00
Web Price: $12.00
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Stones and Stories

A Primer on Literary Analysis, Hermeneutics, and Writing

By Judith E. Anderson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532673887
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 3/22/2019
  • Retail Price: $15.00
Web Price: $12.00
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About-

Human beings are interpreters.

•When, what, and how do we interpret?

•Which is more reliable: literal information or symbolic expression?

•What consequences—in school and in all of life—are attached to our interpretative judgments?

We find answers to these questions in stories. Beginning with the question “What do these stones mean?” in Joshua 4, Stones and Stories examines the elements, purposes, and effects of storytelling and story-writing. Written for high school students, Stones and Stories is filled with questions, writing suggestions, sample essays, and drawing exercises to promote meaningful engagement with Scripture and with literature in general. Its questions are suitable for individual reflection and group study and discussion.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“God has chosen to reveal himself to us in a special manner through story. Thus, if we want to understand God as he has made himself known and understand the life that he has called us to live, we need to understand that story. In Stones and Stories, Judith Anderson equips students with the tools to interpret the stories God has given to us in Scripture. This book will help students become better interpreters of the most important story.”

—Donny Friederichsen, Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), Short Hills, NJ



“Judith Anderson has integrated her three passions—her love for literature (words), for the Bible (the Word), and for teaching—into a textbook that will inspire and instruct students to appreciate ‘how potent … (words) become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.’”

—Dave Crum, minister



"A charming, informative, and engaging book. Judith Anderson's work is unique. Mixing storytelling with writing lessons, Anderson uses biblical stories about stones (and there are surprisingly many!) to teach students how to communicate in ways both beautiful and effective. If I were tasked with teaching high school students about literary analysis and writing, I would certainly use this book!" 

—David Talcott, The King’s College, New York City

Contributors-

Judith E. Anderson

Bio(s)-

Judith E. Anderson is a retired high school English teacher (Chatham High School) who resides in Plainfield, New Jersey. Her essays have appeared in Christian Scholar’s Review (“Doers of the Word: Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Epistle of James”) and Touchstone Magazine (“Listening to Eve”). She and her husband Donald are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Millburn/Short Hills, New Jersey.

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