Real Reads: Jesus of Nazareth
, Gill Tavener
Number of pages: 64
Draw young people into the Gospel's timeless message in new ways.
I had been given a simple but enormous task.
This was the role for which I had spent my whole life preparing.
After encountering John the Baptist, Jesus's work begins. He will meet many people; some will help him, many will need his help and some will become his enemies.
Jesus challenges the way people live, the way they relate to God and the way Jewish law is enforced. Although he is a man of peace, he is not afraid to challenge authority, no matter where this might lead.
What exactly are Jesus's responsibilities as God's son? How will he lead people towards a new relationship with God? How much can a man achieve in one short lifetime? How much more can he achieve by his death?
"Lucidly done and without any dumbing down, these stories pull off the difficult trick of being time-honouring and contemporary."
—Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1999-2009
Alan Moore is a child psychologist and writer who is particularly interested in how the world’s major religions present the stories central to their faiths. He has studied the Bible extensively, and believes that it is by presenting its material clearly, accurately and accessibly that children can gain most from it.
Gill Tavener is now a fulltime writer and editor, but for many years was head of an English Department at a British secondary school. Her particular passion is exciting older children about literature, with its powerful stories, unforgettable characters, and important moral and social issues.