The Book of God

The Book of God : The Bible as a Novel

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`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.' 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 33.02mm | 748.43g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745955398
  • 9780745955391
  • 215,335

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`Immensely readable.' * Belfast Telegraph * `Exhilarating.' * Christianity Today * `Imaginative, stimulating and fresh... Above all, the work of a craftsman.' * Glasgow Herald *
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About Walter Wangerin

Walter Wangerin, Jr. is a literary scholar, theologian, performance storyteller and best-selling author. He is the author of over 30 books, which encompass a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, poetry and short stories and have become favourites of people in all walks of life and of all ages. Wangerin's first book, The Book of the Dun Cow, won the National Book Award in 1980 and was The New York Times' Best Children's Book of the Year. Wangerin's was also awarded the Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature (2000) . His vibrant retelling of the Bible as an epic novel - The Book of God - was acclaimed as a literary masterpiece and has now been published in over 20 languages worldwide and recently reissued. He is writer-in- residence at Valparaiso University. He and his wife live in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA.
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3 18% (207)
2 4% (49)
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