Bible Stories for Adults

Bible Stories for Adults - James K. Morrow I would probably give this book two-and-a-half stars, but GoodReads does not offer that option. The reason is that I found the quality of the stories to be variable. A couple of them were very good, but others sort of dragged and did not seem very substantial at all. Out of the bunch, the one about the androids believing in evolution was probably the best one. It looked at a relevant topic, had a nice take on it, and it had a touch of humor. "Daughter Earth" was poignant and moving; I think many readers will enjoy it. The story about Job was a bit disappointing. I honestly wished Job would have really taken God head on as the story suggests he might, so the ending seemed a little weak. I did like the idea overall, but I thought the story could have been stronger. By the way, the opening story, the one about the deluge, interesting idea too. I liked that one, and I think it is worth a look. Overall, I think the anthology is worth reading, but with the caveat that the quality of stories is not consistent. I am still curious enough that I would seek some of Morrow's longer fiction. By the way, if you are easily offended, or you take your religion too seriously, this is probably not the book for you. If you are more open minded, jump right in.