'My purpose and effort in writing this 'holy history' was always to persuade the reader to feel - to experience, in fact and in spirit - this, the greatest of stories.' - Walter Wangerin This innovative, dramatic and highly readable retelling of the Bible - from the Creation to the Acts of the Apostles - in the style of an epic novel has sold 1.5 ...
'My purpose and effort in writing this 'holy history' was always to persuade the reader to feel - to experience, in fact and in spirit - this, the greatest of stories.' - Walter Wangerin This innovative, dramatic and highly readable retelling of the Bible - from the Creation to the Acts of the Apostles - in the style of an epic novel has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. This blockbuster is now being reissued with a striking new cover for the 21st century.
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All around good product and delivery. I would definately purchase from buyer again.
Jan 10, 2012
I am reading this wonderful book! It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thank you!
Aug 12, 2011
Remarkable/ Characters come Alive
Out standing writer. Makes the characters come alive.
Jun 16, 2011
Service from this provider is very good. Book recieved just as described in ad. Would recommend to anyone buying books.
Nov 12, 2009
Brings the Bible alive
This is a wonderfully written book. I love anything that Mr. Wangerin writes. If some stories in the Bible are a bit difficult to understand for you or you are not sure of the underling meaning, this is the book for you. It is written as a story that flows from one book to another. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Publishers Weekly, 1996-02-12 "This is not the Bible," Wangerin (The Book of the Dun Cow; Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace; etc.) says of this newest work. But it is a novel featuring many of the Bible's most dramatic characters. He partitions the whole into eight parts: half focus on personalities (The Ancestors, Kings, Prophets, The Messiah), and half concern themselves with epic themes (The Covenant, The Wars of the Lord, Letters From Exile, The Yearning). Retelling the stories of the Bible in novelized form allows Wangerin to be more selective: no slogging through seemingly endless genealogies or the minutiae of military conflicts for him. Instead, he imagines the finer points of the tension between Sarah and her slave, Hagar; the words Isaac might have used in blessing Jacob; or the drama of Jesus's baptism by his cousin, John. In doing so, he also makes some curious inventions. Does Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, become a justifiably more interesting character, for instance, if he is presented as willingly making nails for the evil ruler Herod to use in crucifixions? For adult readers who are intimidated by the sheer bulk of the Bible, or for those who desire a novelist's different perspective on some very familiar stories, Wangerin is likely to be a welcome voice; for others, however, the novel will feel like an ornate but pale imitation of a great book. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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