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Wangerin, Walter

Works: 200 works in 556 publications in 17 languages and 17,184 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Christian fiction  Fantasy fiction  Biographical fiction  Religious fiction  Bible stories  Bible fiction  Christmas stories  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Librettist
Classifications: PS3573.A477, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Wangerin
The book of the dun cow by Walter Wangerin( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good struggles with Evil as Chauntecleer the rooster fights against the mysterious Wyrm
The book of God : the Bible as a novel by Walter Wangerin( Book )

59 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version with simplified text of the Old and New Testaments
Paul : a novel by Walter Wangerin( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wangerin "weaves the history of the early church and its greatest apostle into a powerful epic."--Jacket
The book of sorrows by Walter Wangerin( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the terrible conflict with the dreaded Wyrm, Chauntecleer, Pertelote, and the other inhabitants of the Coop try to piece together their shattered lives until the Wyrm once again insinuates himself with dire consequences for all
Jesus : a novel by Walter Wangerin( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Jesus's footsteps from his boyhood in Nazareth, Wangerin offers an intimate, moment-by-moment unfolding of Jesus--who and how he was and the life he lived--viewed through the eyes of the two people who loved him best: the disciple called "beloved," and the woman Mary, Jesus's mother
Miz Lil & the chronicles of grace by Walter Wangerin( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragman and other cries of faith by Walter Wangerin( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated with eleven new stories and meditations, this Gold Medallion-winning classic interweaves vivid stories, deep editations, and provocative allegores that together explore the power and meaning of love within an often inhumane urban landscape
The crying for a vision by Walter Wangerin( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waskn Mani, "Moves Walking," the son of a Lakota woman and one of the stars in the sky, is torn between his devotion to the mystical world and his destiny of confronting the powerful one-eyed warrior Fire Thunder
Thistle by Walter Wangerin( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain Thistle can only cry as one by one her family is eaten by the potato monster Pudge, but her gentle bargain with a witch saves them all
Naomi and her daughters : a novel by Walter Wangerin( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of her adopted daughter, Naomi and her family are caught up in a chaotic war raging through ancient Israel. She finally decides to return to Bethlehem with her daughter-in-law, Ruth, where she becomes a wise woman who ministers to the needs of its residents
Saint Julian : a novel by Walter Wangerin( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This haunting medieval novella, set somewhat ambiguously in the period of the Crusades, tells the story of Julian the Hospitaller, drawn from ancient legend. Revered for his famous devotion to the Church, Julian must hide a violent nature that leads him to love the hunt and the kill above all. Saint Julian follows the inexorable descent of this golden-boy hero from favored son of nobility to the depths of beggardom, and eventual sainthood."--Jacket
Mary's first Christmas by Walter Wangerin( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four readings based on the Christmas narratives in the Bible in which the Blessed Virgin Mary tells her five-year-old son, Jesus, the story of His birth
The Orphean passages : the drama of faith by Walter Wangerin( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Orphean Passages is Wangerin's compelling story of a Christian pastor's career and the drama of his faith." "Interlaced with the classical myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, this daring and unconventional inquiry into Christian experience ranks among the most challenging of Wangerin's works. Wangerin sees in the ancient myth an extraordinary parallel of the twists and turns individuals follow in their journeys of faith. In the author's own present-day Reverend Orpheus, that parallel is vividly played out - rendering the modern story of one man both universal and timeless." "The Orphean Passages asserts the truth of a legend that people of all times have experienced. It has the immediacy of a well-wrought novel, driving readers on to the surprising yet inevitable conclusion."--Jacket
The manger is empty : stories in time by Walter Wangerin( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical stories, short fiction, and poetry to explore man's desire for God and the joy of discovering His presence in time
Mourning into dancing by Walter Wangerin( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probity Jones and the fear not angel by Walter Wangerin( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she misses the Christmas pageant because she is sick, a young African American girl is visited by an angel who takes her back to witness the first Christmas
Whole prayer : speaking and listening to God by Walter Wangerin( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliving the passion : meditations on the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus as recorded in Mark by Walter Wangerin( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ's passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy. The meditations in Reliving the Passion, which received a Gold Medallion Award in 1993, follow the story as given in the gospel of Mark-from the moment when the chief priests plot to kill Jesus to the Resurrection. But these readings are more than a recounting of events; they are an imaginary reenactment, leading the reader to re-experience the Passion or perhaps see it fully for the very first time. As only a great storyteller can, Walter Wangerin enables the reader to see the story from the inside, to discover the strangeness and wonder of the events as they unfold. It's like being there. In vivid images and richly personal detail, Wangerin helps us recognize our own faces on the streets of Jerusalem; breathe the dark and heavy air of Golgotha; and experience, as Mary and Peter did, the bewilderment, the challenge, and the ultimate revelation of knowing the man called Jesus. "The story gets personal for every reader," writes Wangerin, "for this is indeed our story, the story whereby we personally have been saved from such a death as Jesus died. "No, there is not another tale in the world more meaningful than this-here is where we all take our stands against sin and death and Satan, upon this historical, historic event. I consider it a holy privilege to participate in it retelling. "Read this book slowly. Read it with a seeing faith. Walk the way with Jesus. We, his followers of later centuries, do follow even now. Read, walk, come, sigh, live. Live! Rise again!"
Peter's first Easter by Walter Wangerin( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the last days in Jesus' life, from the Last Supper to his crucifixion and resurrection, told from the point of view of one of his disciples, Simon Peter
Potter : come fly to the first of the earth by Walter Wangerin( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grief-stricken over a friend's drowning, Potter is visited by a bird who flies with him on a life-changing journey that helps him come to terms with sorrow and death
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The book of the dun cow
Alternative Names
Vangerīns, Valters

Walter Wangerin

Walter Wangerin Amerikaans schrijver

Walter Wangerin écrivain américain

Walter Wangerin, Jr. American writer

Walter Wangerin, Jr. escritor estadounidense

Walter Wangerin mlajši

Wangerin, Walter

Wangerin, Walter Jr. 1944-

Уолтер Уангерин

왕게린, 월터 1944-

웽거린, 월터 주니어 1944-

ワンゲリン, ウォルター

ワンゲリン, ウォルター 1944-

ワンジェリン, ウォルター

The book of God : the Bible as a novelPaul : a novelThe book of sorrowsJesus : a novelMiz Lil & the chronicles of graceRagman and other cries of faithThe crying for a visionThistle