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Number of Pages: 660
Publication Date: 1998
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Known for his bestselling Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerins writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books including The Book of God, Wangerin has won the National Book Award and the New York Times Best Childrens Book of the Year Award. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.
'[Wangerin's] aim was to produce a clean, continuous story free of repetitions and genealogies, and to add in bits of cultural and historical background based on his own travels and scholarship. Sometimes he switches the narrational perspective so as to veiw biblical events through the eyes of minor characters. In all this he succeeds....'
'Powers along with great stamina for hundreds of pages....The pain of the crucifixion itself is memorably conveyed in terms of lungs, ribs, separating bones. Terse and punchy...it will be read and enjoyed.'
'Reads like 'Gone With the Wind' (of the Holy Spirit) or 'Pride and Prejudice' (plus prophets). Wangerin has done for the biblical kings what Shakespeare did for Macbeth and Richard III....Imaginative, stimulating and fresh....Bubbles with creativity but above all is the work of a craftsman.'
'An immensely readable and well-organized text and may be an acceptable and more enticing alternative for some people, especially those who -- like me -- always meant to get around to reading all of the original.'
'Considering what he has attempted, Walt does a remarkably good job, and he writes a lot of conventional scholarship in the form of narrative.'
'I was hooked...passages such as the account of Solomon's reign, seem to me to work exceptionally well....'
ReaderColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5There were assumptions made that I believe were poApril 26, 2013ReaderColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Places were the Bible doesn't directly address, assumptions were made that I don't believe agree with other places in scripture, but it is 'A Novel".
It is about what I expected. I believe that 'The Story' is a better overview of the Bible.