Bob Hartman retells his favorite stories of the Bible—but with his own inimitably subversive and kindly twist
Popular storyteller Bob Hartman is renowned for his fresh take on often-told stories, bringing them to life with vibrant characters and a lively twist on the tale. Now, he launches a new series of stories—The Unauthorized Versions—that are packed full of humor, mischief, silliness, and fun—but which all have a good-hearted and memorable conclusion. These easy-to-read stories range from the Old Testament to the New, but are given a completely original slant. Each story is told from the point of view of someone involved in the action in a unique way. For example, Adam gives his version of "The Garden of Eden," the lion gives his version of "Daniel and the Lion," the landlord gives his version of "Shepherds and the Birth of Jesus," and the dead boy gives his version of "Jesus Raises the Widow's Son." Retold at a great pace, black and white line illustrations accompany the text throughout and area a perfect match to Bob's mischievous storytelling.