The Book of Jesus: A Treasury of the Greatest Stories and Writings About Christ

The Book of Jesus: A Treasury of the Greatest Stories and Writings About Christ

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by Calvin Miller
     
 

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Finally, an anthology of treasured verse, illuminating essays, time-honored stories, and classical hymns to keep at your bedside. The important Christian works collected here include the writings of these and many others:

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

William Shakespeare

Saint Francis of Assisi

Charles Dickens

Elisabeth Elliot

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Finally, an anthology of treasured verse, illuminating essays, time-honored stories, and classical hymns to keep at your bedside. The important Christian works collected here include the writings of these and many others:

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

William Shakespeare

Saint Francis of Assisi

Charles Dickens

Elisabeth Elliot

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

C.S. Lewis

William Blake

Martin Luther

Billy Graham

Saint Catherine of Siena

Edgar Johnson Goodspeed

Lois A. Cheney

Blaise Pascal

David Livingstone

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Editorial Reviews

Ray Olson
The latest sibling of Bill Bennett's "Book of Virtues" (1993) is one of the best and most focused. Like Bennett's big hit, it is a hefty compilation of notably high-quality writing whose thrust is, as Bennett's title suggests, virtuous. Editor Miller, a Baptist clergyman, says his anthology is intended to celebrate the greatness of Jesus Christ according to the Christian understanding of him. Miller draws from the works of well more than 100 writers, from the early Christian fathers to medieval and Renaissance voices, such as St. Francis and Shakespeare, down to moderns, who, besides Christian writers, include Ernest Hemingway, of all people. Of course, current evangelical stars Charles Colson and Max Lucado appear (though not controversial ones, such as Pat Robertson and James Dobson), and there are plenty of poems and hymn verses. The selections are arrayed in 10 topical sections, from "Jesus, Who He Was," through parts concentrating on his life and teachings, to the concluding readings on "Jesus, His Second Coming." A reverent job well done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760766187
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Calvin Miller, professor of preaching and pastoral studies at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, received his D. M. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served on the editorial boards of such publications as Leadership Magazine and Preaching Magazine. An accomplished author of more than forty books — including the popular Singer trilogy, The Unchained Soul, and The Book of Jesus — Calvin Miller brings awe-inspiring artistry to the craft of writing.

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