ARMED WITH LOVE: Stories of the Disciples by Gerald N. Battle

ARMED WITH LOVE: Stories of the Disciples

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In spite of being a shade more imaginative than Jones' Bible Stories (above) these apocryphal scenes from the lives of the twelve disciples hardly rise above the level of an amateur theatrical. Though it's mildly interesting to suppose that Thaddeus, during his days as a simple shepherd, presented the Christ child with a hand-carved willow whistle, or to picture Judas (""The Man Who Could Not Find Himself"") as an ambitious businessman, the characterizations never move beyond circumstantial elaboration. An exercise in piety, this is only for those who find that a sufficient value in itself.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1973
Publisher: Abingdon