Friday, June 29, 2012

The Book of Books - The Bible Retold by Trevor Dennis

ISBN-10: 0745969127

ISBN-13: 978-0745969121 

The Book of Books - The Bible Retold by Trevor Dennis is an insightful, well written re-telling of  stories from the Bible recommended for children ages 9 and up.  The stories are simple, soundly based on the Bible and is shared in such a way that it will capture the interest of children of all ages. 

Here's some information from the publisher:

A fresh and insightful retelling of the Bible, informed by a scholarly understanding of the ancient texts on which it is based.
Going back to the roots of the biblical writings and texts, this novelistic retelling of the Bible brings 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.

While I would never suggest that this book should be used instead of the Bible, I would like to say that we found The Book of Books to be an excellent and enjoyable addition to understanding the stories from the bible in a fresh and new way.  My family and I certainly enjoyed reading this book! 

Many thanks to Kregel publications for the opportunity to review this book.  My views and thoughts are an honest representation of my thoughts and feelings regarding this book. 

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