Friday, August 31, 2012

Story by Steven James

Recapture the mystery of God's story

With stunning imagery, powerful poetry, and real-life drama, Story is an inspiring journey from the creation of the world to eternity and everything in between. Consummate storyteller Steven James threads together familiar scenes from Scripture that will awaken your faith and inspire you to live in the reality of Christ's sacrifice. As he untangles the intricacies of the whole story of the Bible, you will rediscover the majesty and the mystery you've been missing.

My review:

I am a big fan of Steven James' suspense series, The Patrick Bowers series. He is an excellent author, and that is an awesome series. It was different reading this type of book by him when I am used to the page turning suspense that I normally read from him.

Although totally different from those books, this book does the same thing that they do. They show what a tremendous writer he is. This book is basically the story of the Bible in a short book, but he tells it with a great poetic style that breathes new life into what we have read so many times. It does not detract from the Biblical narrative, but only adds to it.

Scattered throughout the book are James' personal thoughts and stories that go from amusing to serious. This book shows how diverse his writing talents are. Anyone who wants a fresh look at the Bible would benefit from reading this book. It is thoughtful and well done, and a very interesting read.

About the author:

Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than thirty books, including Story, A Heart Exposed, and the bestselling Patrick Bowers thriller series. He is considered one of the nation's most innovative storytellers and versatile authors, and is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest. Steven lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Donna at Revell for the review copy.