Pete Wilcox Brings an Ancient Story to Life


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The story of Joseph offers a vivid picture of redemption, reconciliation, and forgiveness. But it’s so much more than that.

In Living the Dream: Joseph for Today, Pete Wilcox, dean of Liverpool in the Church of England, divides this ancient narrative into 14 “episodes.”

Wilcox explains,

The Joseph story is sometimes described by scholars as ‘the Joseph cycle’. This is a helpful term. In Genesis, there are similarly ‘cycles’ of stories about Abraham (Gen. 12–25) and Jacob (Gen. 26–36); and in other parts of the Bible, there is a ‘David Cycle’ for example (1 Sam. 16–1 Kgs. 2) and one about Elijah (1 Kgs. 17–2 Kgs. 2). A ‘cycle’ in this sense is a series of connected and continuous narratives about a central figure, in which the component parts nevertheless have their own separate coherence and integrity—like episodes in a TV drama series perhaps or like the individual parts in a ‘cycle’ of Medieval mystery plays.

If you’ve ever wanted to take a closer look at this classic Bible story, Living the Dream provides easily digestible chunks to help you get the most from it. Each chapter of the book often aligns with a single chapter of the story of Joseph.

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  4. says

    Greetings to you in Jesus lovely. It is a blessing reaching you
    through this medium and I pray that we get to know each other better.
    Reaching one through the internet especially due to the evil that goes
    on it in my country can make one weary but first pray and ask the Holy
    spirit to speak to you about us. This is what I do as a Christian in
    taking my decisions so I’m not led astray but man. Our senses are
    limited but the Lord is all knowing and cannot be limited by distance.

    I am a Sister in the Lord and blessed with three children and my
    husband Michael. I am a teacher by occupation and teach in an
    elementary school. I work hard, 6 days a week just to pay our bills
    and have no left over as Michael has no job. I tithe my salary and the
    Lord blesses us with so much Joy, Favour and Peace in our lives when
    we put our trust in Him. I don’t know what I would do without Christ.
    He is my All in All. I was also touched by Christ in 2000 and have
    spent the last 10 years learning from Christ’ Spirit to walk obedient
    and freely with and in God’s Kingdom. It has been difficult for me,
    but difficult is the Way and few find it. So as we now know more about
    each other from across the world, please pray for me however the Lord
    instructs you to pray for me, and pray for my husband Michael who is
    not strong in the faith. He is a believer but he lacks understanding
    at times, which increases the difficulty in my walk. We are members of
    a small local church of about 30 members in the outskirt of the town.
    I help to coordinate the women outreach as I’m educated a little to
    help. I also sing in the choir and join the women outreach to reach
    out to other women in our community especially the Muslim women. Today
    I’m able to reach you through the help of the school computer
    connected to internet.

    I have a need for Bibles and this is the area I want you to assist us.
    I understand that bibles are not hard to come by there as it is here.
    Only few Christians here have bibles. Please I need your help for
    Super Giant print bibles KJV. This bibles has very large print for
    easy reading. I have reading challenges and this is the only bible I
    can read well. We would need 15 copies, 1 for me and 14 for an aged
    mothers in our church. These are mothers eager to study God’s word but
    cannot have it. We use English language as English is our national
    language. Please help and may God bless you as you help. Note that the
    bibles can be used one provided the pages are complete. You can send
    bibles to me through the post office service. My address is SosoNipost
    GPO 3971, Benin, Edo State , Nigeria.

    Please pray for the women outreach here. We reach out at least thrice
    weekly to mostly the Muslims women. We show them all the love we can
    despite the fact that they are very hostile to Christians. It is
    amazing how God is working in the hearts of the Muslim women here as
    many are converted. It is challenging to love people who may be
    hostile towards us, but God calls us to love our enemies and he will
    supply us with the love to do it if we surrender to him. For God is
    love, and we can only love because he first loved us, and his love is
    only made complete in us, when it transforms our hearts and outflows
    into every aspect of our lives. (1 John 4:7-21). If you have used
    children cloths and shoes and also adult female used cloths and shoes
    please send some for women and children in outreach. They lack these
    things. Please do not worry if you have not.

    May his blessings be upon you and please write soon.

    Your Sister in Christ,

    Emmale Siakpobi
    SosoNipost GPO 3971,
    Benin City, Edo State , Nigeria
    Tel: +2348144080258

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