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The great stories of the Old and New Testaments are best understood in the contexts in which they were shaped: contexts which help sift storytelling and history, poetry and prose, chronicle and commentary. Trevor Dennis is an academic theologian with a gift for storytelling. In this highly acclaimed Bible retelling, now available in a new format edition, he goes back to the roots of the biblical writings, bringing fresh insights into the familiar stories in his novelistic retelling. His aim to bring the stories of the Bible alive is achieved in a book which brims with verve, humour and originality, in a style that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Helps us appreciate how challenging the Gospels are and how exhilarating the vision of Jesus they offer
A book which gives people - Christians in particular - permission to love themselves as they should. The Church is very good at inviting or challenging people to love their neighbours. It is not so strong on encouraging us to love ourselves.
God in our Midst follows the pattern of the Christian year, with sections on 'Advent, Christmas and Epiphany', 'Jesus' Ministry' and 'Holy Week and Easter'. But the book also contains two sections devoted to pieces that either draw their immediate inspiration from the Old Testament, or have been written for special occasions.
Takes a fresh look at some of the best-known narratives in the Bible, inviting us to see how the stories look from the point of view of women characters such as Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Hannah and Bathsheba.
The resurrection accounts are stories of encounter with God - the recovery of that ancient intimacy briefly enjoyed in the Garden of Eden. This volume suggests that in entering into the resurrection stories from the Gospels, we step outside time and place into a world where death no longer holds sway.
The Bible offers two Christmas stories not just in detail, but in tone. This book, which incorporates some of the authors own stories and poems on the Christmas theme, begins by examining the two biblical accounts in turn: Matthew's, which is a dark tale, or at least as tale of light shining in darkness, Luke's, which is full of light and joy.
A collection of meditative short stories, inspired by the Bible and the cycle of the Christian year. There are stories on themes such as Creation and the Fall, the search for God in the wilderness, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Ascension.