Search Results: "Paul Yee"


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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THE BONE COLLECTOR’S SON by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"However, Yee's intent to convey the overriding anti-Asian sentiment of the times comes at the expense of textured storytelling. (afterword, panoramic view) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1907 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and 14-year-old Bing-wing Chan resents and is frightened by having to help his father in his work—digging up bones of the dead to be shipped "home to China for reburial near their ancestors." 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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THE SECRET KEEPERS by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A patchwork. (Historical fantasy. 10-12)"
A lad with "yin-yang" eyes lays two troubled ghosts to rest in this San Francisco Chinatown tale. Read full book review >

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MONEY BOY by Paul Yee
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Overall, this insightful and deeply felt novel makes a valuable contribution to an underexplored topic and is highly recommended. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After four years in Canada, Ray Liu is stressed out. On top of his parents' divorce in China, his father's remarriage, learning English and struggling in high school, Ray faces another challenge: he's gay. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO FLY by Paul Yee
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Interested readers may also enjoy his similarly themed short-story collection What Happened This Summer (2006). (Fiction. 12-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Jason is having a hard time adjusting to life as a new Chinese immigrant in a small Ontario town. Read full book review >

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ROSES SING ON NEW SNOW by Paul Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A satisfying variant on a theme that appears in many cultures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Canadian author of Tales from Gold Mountain (1991) tells another story about the Chinese-American experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >