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The Blessing of the Lord: Stories from the Old and New Testaments

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  1 review
Retells twenty-five Bible stories, exploring the point of view of the characters in each story.
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published August 31st 1997 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (first published July 31st 1997)
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In principle I am oppose dot a book like this. It takes some of teh key Old Testament stories and imaginatively looks at them from a different angle. The last thing a small child needs is to be confused about what the inspired Word reports. So this book needs to be read to kids with care. Make sure they know this is fiction not Scripture.

BUT it is often breathtaking in its narrative power. Schmidt will look at David and Goliath's fateful day from the perspective of a fictional shield-bearer for
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Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books. He lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan,with his wife and six children, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, feeds the wild cats that drop by and wishes that sometimes the sea breeze came that far inland. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.

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