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Dead Wood and Rushing Water: Essays on Mormon Faith, Culture, and Family
Author Boyd Jay Petersen
Sandy, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2013

Dead Wood and Rushing Water: Essays on Mormon Faith, Culture, and Family

Reviewer Mark Brown

Boyd Jay Petersen's Dead Wood and Rushing Water: Essays on Mormon Faith, Culture, and Family collects a wide range of the author's work from the last fifteen years and includes everything from published essays and book reviews to the eulogies Petersen delivered at his own parents' funerals. Though the mode varies from essay to essay within the book, there is a remarkably consistent purpose throughout all his work. Petersen uses his writing to address and navigate ambiguity--specifically the problem of how to be faithful and believing when the people we love, the physical bodies we rely on, or the religious communities we embrace present trials of faith.

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