Pharaoh's Butler & Baker

The Unknown Power of Forgiveness

by C. C. Skye



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/25/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781664296930
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781664296947

About the Book

The book is a short poetic adaptation of the biblical story of Joseph’s imprisonment in ancient Egypt. While there, he meets a butler and baker who works for Pharaoh. Both were imprisoned after committing an offense. Scripture doesn’t tell why they were in prison, but this rendition with childlike innocence spurs the imagination about why.

One night, the Butler and Baker have a dream that only Joseph can interpret. For one, it spells doom, and for the other, freedom. And using rhyming verse that even a child can understand, the story solves the mystery of release from captivity. Though there are many ways to interpret this story, the central message of the importance of truthfulness and forgiveness shines through.

This is a winner worth a look due to its reference to a biblical case and its rendition based on the author’s memoir A Prisoner’s Pardon, which depicts her search within her family’s background to find freedom for her twin brother, now gripped in the cycle of recidivism. She found that the loving and secure bond between child and parent was broken. The result is now a loss of a family’s value and identity. Her quest now is to help reconcile the love of family and community through unveiling the unknown power of forgiveness.

About the Author

C.C. Skye is a Chicago native who now lives in the Wisconsin area. As a retired energy-industry analyst, she spends her time pursuing her lifelong passion for writing and advocating for prison reform—reform to transform the incarcerated from the inside out. She is the host of the weekly Prisoner’s Pardon Podcast, in which she interviews experts on various strategies for ending recidivism—including the previously incarcerated, police officers, correctional officers, psychologists and parents, and others involved in the criminal justice system.