You'll be doing all the work. You'll be picking apart plots, analyzing characters, exploring the setting of biblical narratives, and engaging with narrative levels and reader response theory. And you'll be doing all the work. This is a book about you, the reader. Drawing on narrative theory, this book places readers in the way of the story, reading biblical narrative through fresh eyes. Using entertaining explanations of literary theory, it liberates readers to read their own chosen Bible stories with a fresh understanding of how narratives work. Practical activities will inspire the reader to develop their own understanding of stories and, in doing so, this book tackles hallowed and authoritarian interpretations that can sometimes get in the way of the story. This is a book of clear explanation and practical application.
About the Author
Huw Thomas is a teacher, speaker, and writer. He is Diocesan Director of Education for the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield. He has written for Church Times, The Guardian, and The Times Education Supplement. He is also the author of numerous books on education and literary theory, including Reading and Responding to Fiction and Understanding Texts.