By Kirsten Eve Beachy,Julia Spicher Kasdorf
From the writer of Martyrs Mirror comes this clean, reflective, heartbreaking, humorous—and occasionally irreverent—anthology of poems, inventive essays and fiction via new and famous authors with connections to the Anabaptist tradition.
Featuring writers reminiscent of Rudy Wiebe, Di Brandt, Jeff Gundy, Jean Janzen, Julia Kasdorf, John Ruth, Rhoda Janzen and others, Tongue Screws and Testimonies exhibits how tales from Martyrs Mirror intersect with the lives of writers and their characters—and how those tales proceed to have a robust carry on religion, existence and mind's eye today.
Collected and edited by way of Kirsten Eve Beachy, who teaches writing at jap Mennonite college, Tongue Screws and Testimonies demanding situations readers to think about the consequences of Martyrs Mirror of their personal lives.
Tongue Screws and Testimonies is for the younger lady who recalls hiding in the back of the sofa at her grandparents' apartment to examine Jan Luykens' engravings, and who nonetheless will get chills considering it. It’s for the fellow who, drawn right into a Mennonite congregation in center age, is making an attempt to get a grab of Anabaptist background. it is going to function a talk starter with theologians of many traditions who're eager about the problems of residing faithfully.
—Kirsten Eve Beachy