Illustrations by Ruth Marie Keffer
text by David J. Keffer
Jacob's Dream is an eclectic collection of illustrations, imaginative descriptions and prayers associated with the various angels observed ascending and descending the ladder in Jacob's vision from Genesis 28:12. One angel is selected from each rung of the ladder. Included are the apocryphal angel, the child angel and the angel of birds. The prayers include A Prayer for Abandoning a Path of Error, A Prayer for Accepting our Roles, A Prayer for Those who Dwell in Penumbra and ten others.
A father and daughter team, David and Ruth Keffer have previously collaborated on illustrated books combining the three crafts of home-made felt finger puppets, local photography and narrative story-telling, including The Faerienomicon, an encyclopedia of Faerie rendered in felt, and The Mushroomnomicon, an ancient tome of the Cult of the Mushroom.
A review of Jacob's Dream from the Midwest Book Review is available here.
Of neither interest nor significance to virtually anyone, Jacob's Dream is the result of a non-idiomatic improvisational creative process.
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Length: 36 pages containing 14 original artworks
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paperback size: 8.25 in x 8.25 in
paperback publication date: April 3, 2015
paperback ISBN-13: 978-1511500777
paperback ISBN: 1511500778
poison pie publishing house catalog number: PP-027-I