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In the Beginning

In the Beginning

Stories from the Old Testament

by Chronicle BooksFrederic Boyer and Serge Bloch

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/10/2017


Featuring a neon and metallic cover, this spectacular volume is a work of literary art.

From Genesis to the Book of Daniel, it recounts 35 stories from the Old Testament in a modern and inviting way, combining spirited illustrations with spare, eloquent prose.

Acclaimed illustrator Serge Bloch expertly captures the many scenes in these beloved tales, conveying extraordinary breadth of emotion and action in his seemingly simple drawings.

Biblical expert Frederic Boyer and poet and translator Cole Swensen contribute accessible and enlightening text, further illuminating the stories with notes on their history and symbolism.

Full of contemporary resonance, here are universal stories of love, anger, betrayal, faith, and courage--revealed in a way that encourages readers of all ages and faiths to engage with them anew.

Paperback / softback
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Chronicle Books LLC
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United States
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Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books publishes distinctive books and gifts.

From award-winning children's titles, bestselling cookbooks, and eclectic pop culture to acclaimed works of art and design, stationery, and journals, we craft publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit and creativity.

Serge Bloch

Serge Bloch (born 1956) is a cartoonist and illustrator.

His work has appeared in major advertising campaigns and in publications including the New York Times, Time, and the Washington Post.

His books for children include I Dare You Not to Yawn, You Are What You Eat, and Reach for the Stars.

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