The Book of God

The Book of God

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The Book of God by Walter Wangerin Jr.

Here is the story of the Bible from beginning to end as you've never read it before, retold with exciting detail and passionate energy by master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. The Book of God reads like a fine novel, dramatizing the sweep of biblical events, making the men and women of this ancient book come alive in vivid detail and dialogue. From Abraham wandering in the desert to Jesus teaching the multitudes on a Judean hillside, this award-winning best-seller follows the biblical story in chronological order. Priests and kings, apostles and prophets, common folk and charismatic leaders -- individual stories offer glimpses into an unfolding revelation that reaches across the centuries to touch us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310220213
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 158,013
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Known for his bestselling Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin’s writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books including The Book of God, Wangerin has won the National Book Award and the New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year Award. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.

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The Book of God 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For someone who is new to the Bible as well as those who are at home in it, this is the book to read. I recommend to anyone who has not read the Bible to read this book first, and the Bible will make much more sense. Faithful to the Holy Scriptures, a skilled and deeply spiritual writer, Walt Wangerin makes reading books about faith fun. This author is for real and so is his book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book a long time ago because of the recommendation of a friend. It sat on my bookshelf and I just couldn't bring myself to get started on it because I expected it to be dull reading. Finally I decided to tackle it and I loved it. I read it in a very short time. I have studied the Bible by bits and pieces my whole life, but this book puts the whole Bible into chronological perspective. I have a much better understanding of the Bible and learned so much from this book. I have already given copies to several friends and told everybody they should read it. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading this book, you can't put it down. I agree that it looks intimidating by its size; but it seems to go by so fast. I work about 50 hours a week and completed this book within 2 weeks. I had always wanted to read the entire Bible; but found that the Bible was kind of challenging in the interpretation (before NIV). So I decided to start with this book. I'm glad that I did! Once I completed The Book of God, I was compelled to read the Bible just to see if the information correlated. I was happy to see that it did. I recommend this book highly!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love the way the story is being told. it give more insight to what the saints might have been thinking. it makes them more real and what I believe what might have happened in those times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book looks inimidating by its size, and possibly content, it is one of the most magnificent books I have ever read. This novel prepares the bible into stories arranged in chronological order. The stories are prepared passionately and with vivid detail. I couldn't put this book down and the stories and lessons I learned are ones to carry with you - this is one to live by. (I will be reading this one again in the future.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I could give this book more stars, I would! What a beautiful picture this paints; the warmth, the feelings, the expressions. I was always told that if I wanted a book with stories of war, love, hate, passion, death, obstacles to overcome, etc., I should read the bible. This tells the stories with a human feel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book to help you learn the bible. High recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading from the front, then decided to switch to the NT, so I started again at the Messiah. Amazingly, I did not know that Mary was only 15 and Joseph was 40. I did not know that Joseph was widowed, or that he had no money for dowry, so he repaired her parent's home for dowry. IF all of this is fact, not fiction, it only makes sense that God would choose an older,conservative, respected man for Mary to marry and for them to raise Jesus, because no one would have believed the virgin birth if Mary's mate was her age! I didn't know about Herod marrying Marianna and killing her and their 2 sons, and then how he died with horrible pain all over his body on the way to hot springs to ease his pain. Reminds me of Proverbs where it says wickedness, bitterness and hatred, are like rottenness to the bones!!! Walter, I loved your book. How alive you bring the scriptures to humanity at its worst and best! JoAnne B from Trinity, NC
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book takes you back in time and the descriptions of the culture and scenery makes reading the book like watching a very good movie! I would read a section and find myself saying, 'Wow' I never read it that way and I would go back to the scripture and read it with a renewed love. My particular favorite was the story of Nehemiah and Ezra. I love how he combined their stories to show interaction between these two great men of God. It made the story come alive. I am buying this book for all of my family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a physically large book, but don't let the size scare you! Wangerin does a wonderful, sensitive job of making the Bible a very readable story. This is a great way to get the idea of the whole of the Bible without the long, tedious geneologies and pages and pages of laws. A very enjoyable read, and it doesn't even take that long!
easyreaderOK More than 1 year ago
This book is great for people just starting to read the Bible, or people that have read the Bible many times. I thought it might be hard to read but was so surprised how very much like a novel. It was hard to put down. I would recommend this book to all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'Book of God' paints a cohesive picture of the story of Christianity. The Bible stories I read or heard seemed to lack relevance and cohesiveness. Walter Wangerin, Jr. has woven these stories into a relationship of people, places, and events that adds personality to the people, feeling to their relationships, and understanding to the events. The result is a better comprehension of individual Bible stories and a greater appreciation for the story of Christianity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. Makes understanding the bible a little easier.
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ll add to more stars ******************************* 7stars
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