From Cosmos to Canaan: The Bible in Verse


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Format: Paperback (212 pages)

Publisher: Sacristy Press

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ISBN: 978-1-910519-96-7

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Does the Christian Bible seem somehow remote, inaccessible, or difficult to penetrate? This unusual book offers a way in to the Bible which has probably never been attempted before...

It introduces the first six books of the Bible through a combination of poetry, conversation and commentary. The poems are written in a variety of styles, from sonnet to Haiku, reflecting the variety of writing in the Bible, and simply to enjoy the art of poetry as one of God’s gifts to humankind.

Sometimes humorous, often challenging, and always accessible, this is a book for anyone who doesn’t know where to start with the Old Testament.

Jock Stein attended Sedbergh School and Emmanuel College Cambridge. After working in the Sheffield steel industry for three years, he studied theology at Edinburgh and was ordained in Kenya by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. After leading a city centre church in Dundee he became director of the Carberry Tower conference centre.  In retirement he chairs the Scottish Church Theology Society and is engaged in PhD research at Glasgow University.

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