BIBLE STORIES YOU CAN'T FORGET: No Matter How Hard You Try by Marshall & Alfa-Betty Olsen Efron

BIBLE STORIES YOU CAN'T FORGET: No Matter How Hard You Try

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For example, try to forget the following: from God, re the tower of Babel, ""this building is breaking my zoning laws""; Samson wailing ""Woe is me. . . I'm just a five o'clock shadow of my former self""; Herod, who ""called his niece Salome, Salami, because he had a rye sense of humor""; or David and Goliath, ""The Philistines were terrible people who hated anything nice like Art or Poetry or Music. . . And their champion, Goliath, was every inch a Philistine and a greaseball""; or, Goliath again, razzing the Israelites with ""I've seen better mussels in a fish store"" and ""Your mother wears army sandals."" We're told that this comes recommended by the National Council of Churches of Christ, so who are we to say that the morals, like Goliath's performance as a stand-up comedian (""Take my life. . . please""), are strictly hit or miss. But you really can't forget Efron and Olsen's delivery; it sticks in your mind like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth. Which is why this could be as big a smash as ""Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified, and Painless Sunday School"" was on TV.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1976
Publisher: Dutton