It is a rare treat to come upon a commentary on Old and New Testament stories that is both fresh and soulful! Megan McKenna has found interesting out-of-the-way characters in the scriptures who have something to teach us about ministry, justice, compassion, and love. Among the stories she covers are the feeding of the 5,000, the women in the genealogy of Jesus, Sarah and Hagar, and Abigail, teacher of peace.

McKenna expands our repertoire of Biblical images and opens our eyes to the special importance of the poor for the Christian church.