Stories from Holy Writ Author:Helen Waddell In these Bible stories Dr. Waddell has chosen exciting adventures from both the Old and New Testaments. Eminent scholar and medievalist though she is, she understands the younger generation, and this is a colorful book which young people, and adults as well, will thoroughly enjoy. — The stories were first written some thirty years ago but were n... more »ever before published in book form. Now the children to whom she first told them have grown up and they are demanding the stories for their own children. So Dr. Waddell has agreed to have them published and they now appear with all the wealth of detail, the poetry and the beauty which made her books on the Middle Ages so memorable.
The Old Testament stories have magnificent battle scenes when the Hebrews put the Philistines to route. David plays on his harp to Saul and sings of the freshness of the forest and the swift flight of eagles; Rebekah gives water to the dusty camels; Joseph forgives his brothers. Among the New Testament stories is a short but beautiful one, "The Star Which The Saw in the East." In another story Nicodemus visits Christ; and in another the rich young man comes seeking wisdom.
After reading this book one feels anew the majesty, the color, the beauty of the Bible.
This is a beautiful book that would make a wonderful gift.« less