Book Stall Recommendations
This month we are highlighting two books – one for children and the other for adults. They are part of our new stock on the bookstall. Come and have a look!
Easter Stories by Bob Hartman
Following the tried and tested formula of his earlier Lion Storyteller titles, Bob Hartman retells a selection of Easter stories in his own inimitable style. This collection of 23 stories includes the key Bible accounts of the events of the first Easter from Palm Sunday through to Jesus’ resurrection, encounters with his friends and followers, and the ascension. Bob Hartman’s retellings of familiar and sometimes serious tales are fresh and engaging, making these Bible stories accessible to the young and not-so-young. Line illustrations complement the text. As a bonus, this book includes some of Bob Hartman’s favourite storytelling tips.
Acts for Everyone by Tom Wright
The guides in this series are designed to help readers understand the Bible in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information are provided.
The mysterious presence of Jesus haunts the whole story of Acts. Jesus is announced as King and Lord, not as an increasingly distant memory but as a living and powerful reality.
We call the book “The Acts of the Apostles,” but we should think of it as “The Acts of Jesus: Part Two.” These studies help us to do so, and to see how Jesus’ acts through the apostles inform and empower our acts today. The guides in this series by Tom Wright can be used on their own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentaries.