Jesus: A Novel


ISBN: 9780745952031 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745952031

Publication date: October 20, 2006

Format: Paperback

Extent: 320 pages

Dimensions: 216mm(length) 138mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Books

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The life of Christ, rewritten by award-winning storyteller, Walter Wangerin, in the form of a novel. Wangerin’s much-acclaimed retelling of the Bible as a novel, The Book of God, has sold over 1.5 million copies in 21 languages worldwide.

The story is told by two of Jesus’ closest confidantes – his mother Mary and his beloved disciple. Together, they provide a compelling account of Jesus’ revolutionary ministry, as his loyal following and the opposition against him increases daily. At the height of his popularity, he is handed over to his enemies. Yet this act of cowardice will enable Jesus to fulfil his ultimate mission!

Faithful to the gospel accounts and expertly retold, this is an engrossing read for all intrigued by the person of Jesus – non-Christians and Christians alike.

Meet the author: Mr 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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