Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Book of Books: The Bible Retold by Trevor Dennis

This novelistic retelling of the Bible goes back to the roots of the biblical writings and texts, bringing fresh insights into the familiar stories. It considers the contexts in which both the Old and New Testaments were shaped and organizes their history, poetry, chronicles, and prose in an engaging manner. Brimming with verve, humor, and originality, the stories of the Bible are brought to life in a style that will appeal to readers of all ages.

The Bible can be overwhelming for a teenager to read.  The Book of Books: The Bible Retold has made that a much simpler task.  Now, your teen can read the stories from the Bible in a much simpler format, retold in a fashion that they can easily read and relate to.  From the story of Mary Meets an Angel to Jerusalem Falls to Peter's Denial, the stories are simply in their nature, yet powerful in their message.  Dennis embeds his stories with the quotes and passages from the Bible, yet not deterring from the story at all.  With a balance of New Testament and Old, there is something sure to delight and educate any reader.  

There are not many illustrations within this book, which I was a bit disappointed in, but there are some and they are detailed just enough to compliment the tale.  Original and engaging, I'd recommend this book to any Sunday school or home library! 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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