Murray Watts (best known for his film Miracle Maker) is one of the foremost retellers of the Bible in the UK today. He combines expert Bible knowledge with skilful storytelling to create a compelling text that speaks to children of today. The combined talents of author and artist are matched by the expertise of Lion, market leaders in Children's Bibles.
The Lion Bible for Children: - comprehensive coverage of key Bible themes and stories - reliable text which is faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original - imaginative style which reflects the variety of the Bible itself (e.g. reportage, poetry, history, letters) - beautiful illustrations that complement and add meaning to the stories - all the design qualities of a modern classic.
Murray Watts' childhood love of literature and the Bible has been an enduring influence on his life. He studied English literature, art history and theology, and began his career as a playwright while still a student. He was a founding director of Riding Lights Theatre Company and has written scripts for theatre, TV radio and film. He is the author of a number of books, including the novel The Miracle Maker. He also wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed animated feature film of `The Miracle Maker', and the research for this film influenced much of the writing of The Lion Bible for Children.
He lives in Caithness, in the far north of Scotland