The Blessing of the Lord: Stories from the Old and New Testaments

(Hardback - Aug 1997)
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Retells twenty-five Bible stories, exploring the point of view of the characters in each story.


  • SKU: 9780802837899
  • SKU10: 0802837891
  • Title: The Blessing of the Lord: Stories from the Old and New Testaments
  • Qty Remaining Online: 1
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Date Published: Aug 1997
  • Pages: 152
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Age Range: 8 - 12
  • Grade Level: 3rd Grade thru 7th Grade
  • Weight lbs: 1.60
  • Dimensions: 10.26" L x 8.80" W x 0.63" H
  • Features: Price on Product, Illustrated, Ikids
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical; Theometrics | Mainline;
  • Subject: Religion - Bible Stories - General


"This original recasting of Bible stories from both the Old and New Testament is not only fresh but also full of so many delightful nuances that the stories come alive as in few other Bible-story books. . . . By using realistic details, the author gives the stories an immediacy and realism they seldom achieve in other versions. In addition to the first-rate storytelling, the illustrations, by Dennis Nolan, avoid Sunday-School clichés and rise to the level of lovely art. Parents who want their children to be culturally literate could do no better than this book as an introduction to the mythic, towering stories of the Bible." — Booklist

"The common thread in Schmidt’s retelling of favorite Bible stories is the Lord’s blessing. . . . Schmidt often tells Bible stories from the perspectives of secondary characters. For instance, Jesus’ crucifixion is told by the centurion. The parting of the Red Sea is told from Pharaoh’s perspective. This revisiting of familiar stories through fresh voices is effective, and Schmidt never sacrifices faithfulness to the biblical text in his efforts. The illustrations add to the characters’ humanity, reflecting their strengths and frailties. These well-crafted stories will amaze readers and remind them of how God does the spectacular in the context of someone’s everyday life." — CBA Marketplace

"Schmidt gives a dramatic spin to some classic Bible stories in this engaging collection. Brief retellings range from well-known characters to ancillary players who step into starring roles. These new twists on age-old tales will spark the imagination of younger readers. . . . Nolan’s spot illustrations open each story, and several full-page watercolor paintings are interspersed throughout the book, integrating period dress and sweeping landscapes. . . . This compilation will prove a fresh addition to many family libraries." — Publishers Weekly

"Short, creative, insightful, and moving accounts of the observations and reactions of certain individuals found in 25 well-known Old and New Testament stories. . . . The author’s analyses of their emotions are vividly convincing. . . . Schmidt’s style is smooth, absorbing, and easy to read." — School Library Journal


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