Search Results: "Paul Casale"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by N.T. Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A very human Paul, brought to life by an experienced teacher and pastor—an excellent introduction for general readers."
Wright (New Testament and Early Christianity/University of St. Andrews; The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, 2016, etc.) draws from a lifetime of study on the figure of Paul to construct this useful biography of the early Christian missionary. Read full book review >

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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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SKATEBOARD TOUGH by Matt Christopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Four b&w illustrations capture the main characters' personalities. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Brett Thyson finds a skateboard buried in his new yard and suddenly can perform tricks with it that he's never even seen, much less tried. Read full book review >

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WILD HORSE SUMMER by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Nevertheless, believable feelings combined with plenty of action build to a dramatic climax. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Alison doesn't really want to spend the summer she turns 13 on a ranch in Wyoming with her cousin Kelly, who is blind. Read full book review >

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UNDERCOVER TAILBACK by Matt Christopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When Parker Nolan sees a spy sneak out of Coach Isaac's office, his penchant for telling wild stories comes back to haunt him: his teammates laugh him off when he tries to tell them that a copy of the Kensington Kudzus' secret playbook has fallen into their rivals' hands. Read full book review >

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MY STEPFATHER SHRANK! by Barbara Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Inviting format and crisp, diminutive llustrations help sell the story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``Mallory felt she knew Woody well enough to be sure that absolutely nothing could ever make her glad of his presence.'' Left alone with her nerdy stepfather for a weekend, the nine- year-old promptly makes a forbidden bike ride to buy candy, which she shares—but ungraciously. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL ROBESON by Jordan Goodman
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A fact-driven, scholarly account that lacks slightly in narrative drive."
The story of the U.S. government's persecution of entertainer and peace advocate Paul Robeson. Read full book review >