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Amy-Jill Levine Featured in Modern Twist on Classic Bible Stories

Posted by on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in News.

‘Growing in God’s Love’ (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018)

In this newly published book, classic Bible stories have been written to focus on aspects not typically highlighted in previous children’s versions. Adjunct faculty member Elizabeth F. Caldwell recently published Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible with clarity, diversity, and accuracy in mind. “After taking a critical look at about two dozen Bible storybooks, I was inspired to start work on a new one focused on good contemporary biblical scholarship.”

‘Growing in God’s Love’ (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018)Amy Jill-Levine, a professor of Jewish Studies, co-authored two stories in Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible including parable stories in Who Counts? 100 Sheep, Ten Coins, and Two Sons. Caldwell speaks highly of Jill-Levine’s commitment to unpacking these stories that so often have been packaged to be cute and easily digestible and constructing the timeless stories in a way that encourages critical and engaging conversations.

Read the full story here.