Many know the acclaimed author Walter Wangerin Jr., the storyteller who gave us the national bestseller The Book of the Dun Cow.
In Wounds Are Where Light Enters, you’ll see how God’s love breaks into our lonely moments in unexplainable ways. Wangerin tells the stories of memorable characters facing the same struggles we all face as we try to trust in God’s faithfulness.
Wounds Are Where Light Enters is a collection of stories that are warm, sometimes funny, sometimes not, but always taking unexpected turns to find the care of God in all the pathways of life. In them we find the grace that enables us to live with the answers we see and the answers we don’t see. In this collection we meet Arthur Bias, the retired black police officer who loves those who hate; Agnes Brill, the shrill piano teacher of patience; Junie Piper, precious of the homeless; Melvin, who honors his aging mother by honoring the little girl she has become; Lucian, the lover of thieves; and Blue Jack, the hammer of God.
Readers will discover in these stories a powerful display of God’s working in the lives of all of us. They’ll find a place where he works even in the dark, even in the struggles, even in the wounds. This is the place where God’s light enters.
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About Walter Wangerin
Walter Wangerin, Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today
on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin’s writing
career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children’s
story, meditation, and biblical exposition. The author of over forty books,
Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New
York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year Award, and several Gold
Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A
Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is senior research professor
at Valparaiso University.