Eric Metaxas and a Happy Discovery at Half-Price Books

While my family and I were perusing the shelves of my favorite store, Half-Price Books, last week, I came across a surprising find.  Eric Metaxas, whose name is now household for many evangelicals because of his recent and monumental biography, Bonhoeffer, apparently used to write children’s books.  Recognizing his name, I pulled Bible ABC off of one of the shelves in the kids’ section.  Naturally, I bought it and in reading it found that, while there are many Bible ABC books out there, this one takes the cake.  Not something I would expect from a guy writing 600-page biographies.

Written in poetic rhyme and illustrated with funny, eye-catching artistry, the book takes each letter of the alphabet and attributes it to the different characters of the Bible.  I didn’t know who he was going to find for “X”, but he pulled it off with King Xerxes.  Here’s one of my favorite lines: It’s good to be clean-cut and handsome, but not to be clean-cut and Samson.

Click here to get a copy from Amazon.


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About Brent Osterberg

Ransomed sinner, husband to Keri, father to the kiddos three, associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX, and lover of most things epic. View all posts by Brent Osterberg

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