The Parables of Dr. Seuss

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Religion - 95 pages

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.'"


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Oh, the messages of faith you'll see! International best-selling author of "The Gospel According to Peanuts" and "The Parables of Peanuts" Robert Short here takes his readers on an engaging adventure ... Read full review

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For anyone who is a Dr. Seuss fan this is a must read. I tried to buy this book at a local Christian book store and they were going to have to order it in hardback for $17.00. This paperback copy is a great value! Read full review

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Robert L. Short is perhaps best known for his first book, The Gospel according to Peanuts, which was lauded by The New York Times Book Review as "a 'perilous experiment' that comes off and earned the "admiration and respect of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he regularly traveled and preached throughout the country, presenting programs in Christian faith and the arts at churches and colleges. His other books include Something to Believe In, The Gospel According to Dogs, and The Parables of Dr. Seuss.

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