This bold retelling of Luke 12, based on Eugene Petersons Message translation, reads like a novel and invites readers to experience the Nativity with fresh wonder.
To Eugene Petersons The Message Bible translation, John Blase adds his own storytelling voice, exploring the familiar events from multiple first-person viewpoints. What emerges is the intimate story of unlikely peoplea frightened teenaged girl, a worried carpenter, a collection of senior citizens, a disillusioned young shepherdmeeting up with the divine as they bumble and stumble toward the realization that the little one just born is the One.
This retold story of Word made flesh invites readers to react appropriatelywith eyes opened wide in wonder, jaws dropped in amazement, and hearts rejoicing. The beautiful design and Amanda Jolmans lively line drawings make this book a fitting gift as well as a Christmas tradition that families will treasure for years to come.
John Blases publications include the Living the Questions and Living the Letters Bible-study series, the Worldviews reference book (TH1NK), Real Life Stuff for Couples, and The Message Childrens Bible. A former pastor, John currently serves as an editor for David C Cook. He lives with his wife and three children in Colorado.