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Waking Up Bees

Stories of Living Life's Questions 

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By Jerry Windley-Daoust


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Engaging and true-to-life, these 10 short stories vividly portray people who are wrestling with important life issues—love, work, money, suffering, communication, vocation, and more. Written from a young person's viewpoint, the stories offer in-depth material for reflecting on the meaning and practice of the Christian life.

  • Lacey escapes spending a drunken night in a Tijuana jail only to be shaken up the next morning by encounters with a world he has never known.
  • Scott and Emily have just gotten engaged, but Emily wonders if they will turn out like her miserable, divorcing parents.
  • Lily's developmentally disabled brother, Christopher, can be exasperating. But he has some lessons to teach her, like how to wake up bees.

A companion leader's guide is also available, which includes suggestions for using the stories with groups.

Product Details

Copyright: Jan. 1, 1999

Format: Paperback

Size: 4.125 x 7.125

Length: 168 pages

Item number: 1321

ISBN: 978-0-88489-527-5

ISBN-10: 0-88489-527-0

Customer Reviews

By Heidi Borton, VOYA

Believable characters, smooth narrative, and hopeful endings characterize each story. . . . The author avoids pat answers to complex questions and situations while portraying authentic Christianity. Characters struggle with issues of faith, pray, see God at work in their lives, and grow in understanding in a way recognizable to believers. God is portrayed as loving, faithful, and intimately involved in the lives of his children. With a talent for details recognizable to all readers, Daoust uses simple and humorous language to describe truth.
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Leader's Guide for Waking Up Bees : Stories of Living Life's Questions