Hanging on Every Word

48 of the world's greatest stories, retold for reading aloud

£14.99

ISBN: 9780857215062

Publication date: March 21, 2014

Format: Paperback

Extent: 224 pages

Dimensions: 234mm(length) 172mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books

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This inspiring resource contains 48 of the world’s greatest stories dramatically retold for reading aloud with children aged 5-11. They vary in length and topic, but all contain important Christian truths. There are a few Bible stories, but most are taken from classic literature or from folk tales. Drawing on the rich imaginations of master storytellers throughout the ages author Mark Griffiths brings their creations vividly to life. He includes three delightful tales from Oscar Wilde. His retelling of the ‘Russian Shoemaker’ by Leo Tolstoy is enchanting and a must read for Christmas. There are other more traditional stories from around the world, such as Antonio the Juggler from Italy and the tragic tale of Gelert from Wales. Some of the stories are true – the story of Gladys Aylward who rescued children in China and the delightful tale of how Amy Carmichael prayed for blue eyes – others tell of wondrous adventure such as Ruth Sanderson’s "The Enchanted Wood" and the delightful "Hugs and Kisses" contest. There are many, many more. This is a charming book that will be enjoyed time and again. It will hold the attention of both children and adults and will lead to fruitful discussions of bigger themes such as truth, courage and identity.

Meet the author: Rev Mark Griffiths

Revd Dr Mark Griffiths is a Practical Theologian. He is tutor in Missional Research and Practical Theology and also oversees Children, Young People and Family Ministry at St Padarn’s Institute, the training arm of the Church in Wales. He has led and been involved in leading several growing churches, holding positions from Children’s Pastor and Associate Minister, to Senior Leader and was New Wine’s Head of Children and Family Ministry for 13 years. He has written 9 books primarily on family ministry and its links to church growth.


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