Oct 2, 2010

YHWH: The Flood The Fish & The Giant by G.P. Taylor and Paula K. Parker

Ancient Mysteries Retold

Masterfully combining elements of love, deceit, betrayal, and ultimately redemption YHWH: The Flood, The Fish and The Giant, is a collection of twenty stories from the Old Testament, including Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, David, Esther, and Isaiah. While these are not a straight translation from scripture, they are written with the intent of bringing the stories to life in their historical time period.

This fresh retelling of classic, ancient stories that were first told in the pages of the Old Testament will hold great appeal to a generation more familiar with Harry Potter’s Hogwarts than The Garden of Eden.

“The purpose of the book” says G.P. Taylor, “is to give children, young people and adults a taste of the mystery of one of the most life changing books ever written. It is an introduction to the stories that have entertained and thrilled people for thousands of years.” 


G. P. Taylor is the author of the best-selling novels Shadowmancer (a #1 New York Times bestseller that has been translated into 48 languages). A motorcyclist and former rock band roadie turned Anglican minister, Graham Peter (G. P.) Taylor has been hailed as "hotter than Potter" and "the new C. S. Lewis" in the United Kingdom.

Taylor’s popular works include Wormwood (another New York Times best seller), The Shadowmancer Returns: The Curse of Salamander Street, Tersias the Oracle, and Mariah Mundi, and The DoppelGanger Chronicles. His books have sold over three million copies worldwide. For more information about G.P. Taylor visit www.GPTaylor.com.

Paula K. Parker is a nationally recognized playwright, author, and freelance writer. She is highly respected in the Christian entertainment industry and is frequently called upon to write about it. She has contributed more than 1000 articles, personality profiles, and CD, book, and theatrical reviews to such national publications as Christian Single Magazine, Disney’s Family Fun Magazine, Profile Magazine, ParentLife Magazine, and Clarity Magazine.

Paula is an accomplished playwright, having written numerous professionally produced full-length plays, short sketches, and One-Acts. She is best known for her sparkling stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Paula provided commentary for the New York Times Best-Selling Biblezine, Becoming, and is a contributing author to The Young Believer’s Case Files with Stephen Arterburn. For more information about Paula K. Parker visit www.PaulaKParker.com.

Publication Date: June 30, 2010
ISBN: 9781860248009
Binding: Paperback


G.P. Taylor and Paula K. Parker are "new to me" authors, so I was very interested in reading this book whose subtitle is "Ancient Mysteries Untold".  I liked the idea of taking ancient Bible stories and making them appeal to a younger generation who has been raised on technology and fantasy.

Chapter topics include the following:  The Fall, The Flood, The Tower, The Dagger, The Quarrel, The Dreamer, The Prison, The Boy, The Sea, The Spies, The Wall, The Fleece, The Strongman, The Giant, The King, The Troublemaker, The Fish, The Lions, The Woman, and The Prophet.  If you are like me, these simple titles bring back memories of Bible stories that I heard as a child, and still love to read.

Many of today's younger generation have had little or no exposure to the fantastic and timeless Bible stories. In this book, the old familiar stories have been brought to life in a refreshing yet somewhat different way. I especially loved the vivid descriptions of the Garden of Eden.  The scenery was  breathtaking, and it was easy to imagine how beautiful it was.  The devastation that Adam and Eve felt as they were banished from the garden is something that I won't soon forget.

Even though the authors have taken liberties with the age old stories by adding their own interpretations, the general stories remain the same. The power and glory of God remains the same, the people who experienced God's grace, provision, forgiveness and protection are still the same.  Hopefully these added descriptions and the interesting dialogue will encourage readers (both young and old) to crack open the Bible and search for more hidden treasures within its pages.

I enjoyed this book immensely, and am looking forward to sharing these stories with my grandchildren.

Book has been provided courtesy of Authentic Media and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available now at your favourite bookseller.

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