Book Reviews of Time To Love: Stories From The Old Testament

Time To Love: Stories From The Old Testament
Time To Love Stories From The Old Testament
Author: Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-13: 9780439220002
ISBN-10: 0439220009
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 144
Edition: 1st
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Scholastic Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Gr. 7-10. Myers provocatively retells six stories from the Old Testament, writing each in the first person, though not usually the person one expects. Delilah introduces Samson, whom she both loves and fears, and explains why she thinks his destruction will save her people. Joseph's brother, Reuben, tells of fraternal jealousy and forgiveness, and Zillah, daughter of Lot, provides a glimpse of her mother's life that might explain why she turned for one last look at Sodom. Myers' thoughtful introduction explains how and why these multilayered stories entice across the ages, defining love and the many ways it appears in his choices. This is an exquisitely designed book, rich in color. Christopher Myers' illustrations, in mixed media and collage, accompany each story; a handsome font is used on textured backgrounds; and display headers and numbers are colorful and unusual. Chaplain Michael Dean Myers, the author's elder son, offers a preface that finds the human element in these retellings. Suitable across many faiths, these stories show their power once again.