This breezy and engaging book will delight the Dr Seuss fan in all of us Robert Short looks at spirituality in the stories of children s book author and illustrator Theodore Dr Seuss Geisel, arguing that Geisel was a first class Christian thinker The book explores Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and others.Short writes in the introduction, When I first became acquainted with his books and was struck by the many parallels I saw between his work and what is said in the Bible and by Christian faith, I considered these similarities to be merely happy accidents Today I still see these parallels as happy, but I m now convinced that they are not merely accidents....
|Title||:||The Parables of Dr. Seuss|
|Publisher||:||Westminster John Knox Press First Edition Eigth Printing edition January 21, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Parables of Dr. Seuss Reviews
I've known there was more to Dr. Seuss ever since I read through his collection of World War II-era cartoons: "Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor (Seuss) Geisel." His strong social conscience was obvious as he skewered the dangers of the Nazi thugs extending their grasp across Europe. Some of his cartoons were even razor-sharp darts at the handful of Americans who were sympathetic to the Fascists.
My boys like to watch YouTube videos of Dr. Seuss stories with Jonathan Lithgow narrating, This book really helps me appreciate the stories as well.
really great book. it sucks that this computer program makes you write more words than you have to say before it lets you hit submit.
I'm very pleased with my book. Prompt & in wonderful condition!
I totally enjoyed this book. It was very thought provoking and our study group had an interesting discussion about it.
Since we had our first daughter almost four years ago, I've read dozens of Dr. Seuss books probably thousands of times, and I absolutely love them. His language and rhyming and vocabulary and cadence and creativity are simply brilliant, and the illustrations fit the text perfectly. And as a pastor, I'm always interested in finding legitimate points of connection between seemingly secular work and the Christian artists and authors who often create some of the best stuff. So, I was intrigued by the idea of Robert Short's "The Parables of Dr. Seuss." Unfortunately, it fell far short of my modest expectations.
Great book, good for adult bible study lessons
I found the content disappointing. I felt that the author's presumptions of Dr. Seuss' underlying meaning, in the stories that he referenced, were frequently very difficult for me to find credible or acceptable. I just felt it was guesswork by the author with less substantiation than I would like to have paid for.