When God Was Flesh and Wild is dramatic and whimsical storytelling for adults at the service of faith and justice. Artist, storyteller, and theologian Bob Haverluck offers a rollicking set of stories-together with provocative cartoons and original music-that provide poetic takes on Daniel's king of bigger and more; Jesus of the wilderness; Easter week, Jesus and the creaturely earth; and prison island John and the musical earth.
The result is a more imaginative way to engage issues of conflict against the earth and her creatures in the light of God's abiding providence and the witness of Scripture. Humorous, harsh, and persistently hopeful, When God Was Flesh and Wild will be an unforgettable reading experience for any person of faith.
Bob Haverluck is an artist storyteller who works with community groups using the arts to help engage issues of conflict and violence against the earth and her creatures. Recently he has been resident artist for three year-long arts-based ecology projects attentive to rivers, lakes and forests. His drawings have appeared in Harpers, New Statesman, Arts: Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, etc. Bob has led courses and conferences on the arts, the Bible, and social change with particular attention to the role of comedy and community. From 2001 to 2003 he was artist-in-residence at the University of Winnipeg. His book publications include Love Your Enemies . . . and Other Neighbours and Peace: Perspectives on Peace/Conflict.