The Oxford Book of Bible Stories by Berlie Doherty
  

The Oxford Book of Bible Stories

Written by Berlie Doherty

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Lyrically told this is a wonderful collection of the best-loved stories from the Old Testament including the fight between brothers Cain and Abel, how Noah saved the animals by building an Ark when the floods came and the epic fight between David and Goliath. Berlie Doherty never loses sight of the origins of each story but also brings out the universals, which have made them important and long lasting.

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The Oxford Book of Bible Stories by Berlie Doherty

The Old Testament reveals the lives of many families across the generations and tells the stories of many unforgettable men and women. Their lives are played out in turbulent times against the drama of great floods, plagues, journeys, and battles. From this epic sweep, Berlie Doherty has chosen more than forty stories. Her narrative draws out the emotions of real people: their hopes and fears, grief and joy, fulfilment and suffering, compassion and betrayal. She brings us to an understanding of the promises that these people keep and the mistakes they make. Through all this we discover more about God and what it means to have faith in him. Fully illustrated throughout by Jason Cockcroft with both sumptuous colour and evocative black and white artwork, this new collection of Bible stories is a book to cherish.

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What a dream team. Berlie Doherty, who is an accomplished, prize-winning novelist, retells the Old Testament stories, which are brought to life with wonderful illustrations by the mastery of Jason Cockcroft. The Bookseller

About the Author

Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire

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Format

Paperback
272 pages

Author

Berlie Doherty
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Author's Website

www.berliedoherty.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd September 2009

ISBN

9780192782106

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