The great stories of the Old and New Testaments are best understood in the contexts in which they were shaped: contexts which help sift storytelling and history, poetry and prose, chronicle and commentary. Trevor Dennis is an academic theologian with a gift for storytelling. In this highly acclaimed Bible retelling, now available in a new format edition, he goes back to the roots of the biblical writings, bringing fresh insights into the familiar stories in his novelistic retelling. His aim to bring the stories of the Bible alive is acheived in a book which brims with verve, humour and originality, in a style that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Trevor Dennis is Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral, and was formerly Vice-Principal and Tutor in Biblical Studies at Salisbury and Wells Theological College. Among his publications is the highly regarded Speaking of God, a retelling of selected Old Testament incidents in imaginative short stories.
A deceptively simple and brilliantly imaginative retelling of the stories that make up the Bible.
- Revd Prof Loveday Alexander, University of Sheffield