Peculiar Treasures: A Biblical Who's Who

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by Frederick Buechner

In this second book of his popular lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner profiles more than 125 of the Bible's most holy and profane people - and one whale. In his lively and witty prose, Buechner brings to life such moments from scripture as:

  • Adam's pangs of regret for a remembered Eden
  • Delilah's last glimpse of Samson as they dragged him away
  • Lazarus's first impressions upon rising from the dead

To read Peculiar Treasures is to realize that many of these legendary figures are not who we thought they were. But they are - in their human dreams, ambitions, and imperfections - very much like us. Witty characterizations of more than one hundred biblical figures underscore the lessons each holds for Christians today.