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The Oxford book of Bible stories

The Oxford book of Bible stories

Doherty, Berlie; Cockcroft, Jason

Here is a collection of the most powerful and wonderful stories from the Old Testament, retold by award-winning author Berlie Doherty and illustrated by Jason Cockcroft. More than forty stories reveal the lives of memorable Biblical characters across the generations including Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Ruth, Saul, and David. 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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press : [distributor] Oxford University Press Distribution Services : [distributor] Oxford University Press Australia : [distributor] Oxford University Press Australia : [distributor] Oxford University Press Southern Africa : [distributor] Oxford University Press Inc. USA 2009
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Available at Central Library and East Park Library.

  • Central Library – One available in 221.95

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    XB000000020186 221.95 Children's Non-Fiction Available
  • East Park Library – One available in 221.9505

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    XB000000020187 221.9505 Children's Non-Fiction Available

Details

Statement of responsibility: Berlie Doherty; Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft
Distributor: Oxford: Oxford University Press; [distributor] Oxford University Press Distribution Services; [distributor] Oxford University Press Australia; [distributor] Oxford University Press Australia; [distributor] Oxford University Press Southern Africa; [distributor] Oxford University Press Inc. USA, 2009
ISBN: 019278210X, 9780192782106
Intended audience: UK School Key Stage 2.
Note: Paperback.
Physical Description: 272 p. : b&w, col., ill., and ; 25x19x1 cm.
Subject: Religion and Belief.; Non-Fiction 7+.; 9-11 years; Fiction; Ordinary Printed Book Format; Non-character; Non Tie-in.; Key Stage 2 National Tests Study guides.; Bible stories, English O.T.; Bibles & bible stories (Children's/YA).; Bible stories Study and teaching.

Description

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.

Reviews

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.
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