Search Results: "Paul Bright"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BED by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"For all of Bright's vivid imagery and Cort's grand detonations of color as he goes about depicting this cockamamie bestiary, this is a very soothing affair, especially suitable for bedtime reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sure, there are lots of things under the bed you'll be sleeping in tonight, but as Bright rhymes it, they're too busy or lazy or sleepy or scared to be bothering you. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

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Take a Walk on the Bright Side by Eugene Bright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A memoir that offers a promising look into the early 20th century but never brings the same excitement to its tales of more recent years."
A debut author traces his family's history, decade by decade, from the early 1900s to the present day. Read full book review >

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THE HOLE STORY by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good choice for budding philosophers. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A first step into the world of ontology, picture-book style! Read full book review >

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NOBODY LAUGHS AT A LION! by Paul Bright
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A simple but fun read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From its sunny orange and yellow endpapers to the expressive watercolors inside, readers will be cheered by the simple tale of jungle animals each of whom has a talent that bests the skills of the king of the jungle. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A BISON BOUNCING ON THE BED! by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bland fare for bed jumpers, but the point about shared responsibility is a good one to make—blunted though it is by the ending. (Picture book. 4-6)"
If the bed won't break with a bison bouncing on it, surely a few smaller animals won't do any harm…will they? Read full book review >

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THE NOT-SO SCARY SNORKLUM by Paul Bright
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Brisk and bright, yet subtle in its message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What can little creatures do to protect themselves from the forest bully? Read full book review >