Previously published as Christ Legends and Other Stories, Lagerlöf's classic storytelling draws vividly on the colorful history and landscape of the Holy Land, from the time of Jesus to the Crusades. From the surly shepherd of Bethlehem to the war-hardened soldier at Herod's feast; from the unhappy suppliants in the Temple to the cruel Emperor Tiberius, the human drama and divine mystery of the events of Christ's life are woven together in visionary tales.
Author Biography:Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1909). In 1890, she won first prize in a literary competition and published excerpts from her first novel, Gösta Berlings Saga, which was followed by The Miracles of Antichrist (1897) and The Holy City. Her most famous book is The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, a book for children.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 12 Years|
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This collection of stories will open the eyes of many for how much of Jesus lived in popular imagination through the ages. Some of the material in these stories is far more profound than one might believe.