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Paul Writes (a Letter)
Chris Raschka
Ages 6 & Up
HARDCOVER; Published: 9/11/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5494-0
Price: $ 17.00
40 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9 x 9.5
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A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles 

Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul’s epistles into approachable, appealing language. Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul’s sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a true sense of who Paul really was. 

Paul Writes (a Letter) celebrates how one of the most beloved biblical figures changed the world through the written word.

Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
"With depth, [Raschka] teases out the most important parts of the apostle's teachings. . . . Both those intimidated by and those appreciative of formal biblical prose will find Raschka's version moving, real, and full of humanity."
"This visually appealing introduction to Paul and his writing can serve as a useful starting point to help young readers understand a key figure in the spread of Christianity."
Wall Street Journal
“In Mr. Raschka’s excerpts from the Pauline missives, he captures the famous convert’s mingling of the personal and the theological using informal, even playful language. . . . ‘Don’t be ashamed of what you believe in,’ Paul writes to Timothy, in this gentle, engaging book for 6- to 8-year-olds. ‘It has been difficult for me too, and now I am a prisoner in Rome.’”
Booklist (STARRED review)
"Writing a book about St. Paul's letters is a daunting task, especially when that book is aimed at children. But two-time Caldecott winner Raschka distills the material to its essence and brings close the messages of love and hope. . . . One important part of the book is the fact that the letters frequently name the women as well as the men who were early Christians, an often overlooked part of Christianity. A unique offering."

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Children will appreciate the core message and colorful, humanizing visual delivery, and one suspects even a few adults may welcome the watercolor maps and the refreshing untangling of Paul's challenging prose."