An award-winning western novelist with decidedly liberal political leanings writes a spiritual autobiography unlike any other. The author grew up in a small west Texas town, attended seminary, became a war correspondent in Vietnam, and taught creative writing and literature for 40 years at Trinity University in San Antonio. With a deep sense of the irony of his project, he sets out to explain how the Bible came to be, delving into historical misconceptions, errors in translation, political and cultural biases, as well as the editorial failings of the Bible's many authors -- and yet, he arrives at a place of ultimate faith.
About the Author
Robert Lopez Flynn is a professor emeritus, Trinity University, where he was a much beloved professor of English and creative writing for nearly 40 years. Flynn is the author of numerous books, including ten novels, including North To Yesterday (Knopf, 1967), In the House of the Lord (Knopf, 1969), The Sounds of Rescue, The Signs of Hope (Knopf, 1970, TCU, 1988), and Wanderer Springs (TCU Press, 1987).