“A Time for Poncey and other Stories out of Skullbone” is a series of short stories about a frustrated boy named Poncey who never seems to come out to the good in anything he seeks to accomplish. You get the gist of it from the first line in the first story, “Some days it just doesn’t pay to be alive.”
Each story comes complete with a little humor and a theme from Solomon’s “Ecclesiastes”. Poncey believes he is better than most folks in Skullbone, but he can never quite find a way to convince others. In fact, most of the time he only conveys the opposite. Poor Poncey. It’s almost like you can hear him asking what’s the use anyway. But still, he keeps on trying.
Craig Davis grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri and has spent a lifetime in biblical scholarship. He has written four other books, including The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to have Happened Somewhere) which I reviewed in April, 2011.
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