HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Book of God by Walter Wangerin
Loading...

The Book of God (1996)

by Walter Wangerin

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,162810,795 (3.84)2

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 8 (next | show all)
this book covers some of the more popular stories from the bible in the form of a novel. I listened to the audio version ( )
  mike.stephenson | May 24, 2013 |
Paints the picture of God's providence
  kijabi1 | Jan 6, 2012 |
I loved reading this novel which aims to tell of the biblical events in a continuous story telling manner. It is great for getting a grasp of the Old Testament in an easy to read way. ( )
  docliz | Jan 2, 2010 |
"This author researched the times and conditions of the events. He did not compromise the Bible. His approach is unique. I recommend that all read Wangerin's The Book of God." LOL reader ( )
  creader | Jan 10, 2009 |
Wangerin's fictional depiction of the Bible as only he can weave. He has a rare gift of being able to craft an age old story and make it come alive as if heard or read for the first time.

A master storyteller; Wangerin does not disappoint. ( )
  readit2 | Sep 6, 2008 |
Showing 1-5 of 8 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
To my family:
Thanne,
Joseph, Matthew, Mary, Talitha
First words
Now comes Ezra the priest down from the old palace mount, carrying the scrolls in his arms.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (3)

Book description
Here is the entire story of the bible, narrated by master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. Reading like a great historical novel, "The Book of God" dramatizes the sweep of biblical events, making the men and women of this ancient book come alive in vivid detail and dialogue.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0310200059, Hardcover)

The Bible as a Single, Powerful Story. Here is the entire story of the Bible, narrated by master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. Reading like a great historical novel, The Book of God dramatizes the sweep of biblical events, making the men and women of this ancient book come alive in vivid detail and dialogue. From Abraham wandering in the desert to Jesus teaching the multitudes on a Judean hillside, The Book of God follows the biblical story in chronological order. Priests and kings, apostles and prophets, common folk and charismatic leaders--individual stories offer glimpses into an unfolding revelation that reaches across the centuries to touch us today. Wangerin recreates the high drama, low comedy, gentle humor, and awesome holiness of the Bible story. Imaginative yet meticulously researched, The Book of God offers a sweeping history that stretches across thousands of years and hundreds of lives, in cultures foreign and yet familiar in their common humanity. History and fact take on personality and warmth. Wangerin shows you human hands--Abraham raising the knife over his son Isaac on Mount Moriah, a priest offering incense in the temple at Jerusalem, Joseph the carpenter at work with his tools. He shows you human faces--Moses and Aaron face-to-face with the king of Egypt, Mary smiling like a white rose, and Jesus laughing with a Samaritan woman. Gardens, humble homes, olive groves, palaces, temples, and the hills of Judea shining in the afternoon sun--Wangerin makes the places where the events of the Bible took place come to life in the imagination. Wangerin helps you understand what it was like for each person to be caught up in the events of a particular time and place--a time and place where the eternal God somehow reached out and touched ordinary men and women. The book of God is no ordinary book. Written by a born storyteller, it is the magnum opus of one of the most respected and beloved authors of our time.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:18 -0400)

(see all 7 descriptions)

Here is the story of the Bible as you've never heard it before -- told with exciting details and passionate energy. Narrated by master storyteller Walter Wangerin, Jr. The Book of God dramatizes biblical events, making the men and women of this ancient book come alive in vivid detail and dialogue. Wangerin recreates the high drama, low comedy, gentle humor, and awesome holiness of the biblical narrative, revealing the humanity and holiness of the people whose stories are told in the pages of Scripture. Imaginative yet meticulously researched, The Book of God is a sweeping history that stretches across thousands of years and hundreds of lives, in cultures foreign and yet familiar in their common humanity. The Book of God is the magnum opus of one of the most respected and loved writers of our time. It is a timeless masterpiece that will fire the imagination and nurture the spirit.

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.84)
0.5 1
1
1.5 1
2 6
2.5
3 14
3.5 3
4 28
4.5 3
5 20

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,102,686 books! | Top bar: Always visible