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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Wangerin Narrator: Walter Wangerin, Walter C. Kaiser Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310260042
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Here is the story of the Bible as you’ve never heard it before—told with exciting details and passionate energy. Narrated by master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr., The Book of God dramatizes biblical events, making the men and women of this ancient book come alive in vivid detail and dialogue. Wangerin recreates the high drama, low comedy, gentle humor, and awesome holiness of the biblical narrative, revealing the humanity and holiness of the people whose stories are told in the pages of scripture.

Imaginative yet meticulously researched, The Book of God is a sweeping history that stretches across thousands of years and hundreds of lives. The Book of God is the magnum opus of one of the most respected and loved writers of our time. It is a timeless masterpiece that will fire the imagination and nurture the spirit. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • 'Considering what he has attempted, Walt does a remarkably good job, and he writes a lot of conventional'
  • 'I was hooked...passages such as the account of Solomon's reign, seem to me to work exceptionally well....'
  • 'An immensely readable and well-organized text and may be an acceptable and more enticing alternative for some people, especially those who -- like me -- always meant to get around to reading all of the original.'
  • 'Reads like 'Gone With the Wind' (of the Holy Spirit) or 'Pride and Prejudice' (plus prophets). Wangerin has done for the biblical kings what Shakespeare did for Macbeth and Richard III....Imaginative, stimulating and fresh....Bubbles with creativity but above all is the work of a craftsman.'
  • 'Powers along with great stamina for hundreds of pages....The pain of the crucifixion itself is memorably conveyed in terms of lungs, ribs, separating bones. Terse and punchy...it will be read and enjoyed.'
  • '[Wangerin's] aim was to produce a clean, continuous story free of repetitions and genealogies, and to add in bits of cultural and historical background based on his own travels and scholarship. Sometimes he switches the narrational perspective so as to veiw biblical events through the eyes of minor characters. In all this he succeeds....'
  • 'Whether the stories are familiar from childhood or encountered here for the first time, you will be struck by their palpable power. And the sweep of the narrative, like a vast fresco, allows us to see the big picture of God's providence in a way that we rarely do in our fragmented reading of Scripture...exhilarating, but also disturbing.'
  • Winner of Christian Book Award Winner, 1997
  • Winner of Book of the Year - Christianity Today, 1997
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