A Surprising God relies on up-to-date knowledge to make sense of enthralling but, often, perplexing and frightening bible stories. (Does God really flood the world and destroy even innocent animals, or tell Abraham to kill his beloved child, Isaac, or afflict Job, a good man who was his friend?) It is an adventure in storytelling that recaptures stories first told by people just like ourselves. Their stories help us understand that God loves children and the poor and the underdogs most of all. And that is the reason for telling these stories once again but in a fresh and down-to-earth way.
A Surprising God is written for kids and also for their parents and teachers. Parents, especially, will appreciate the introductions to each story, and they will find that a "Storyteller's Toolkit" in the appendix helps them read or tell Bible stories with understanding and feeling. A Surprising God is for questioners both young and old.
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