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The Oncoming Storm
Dark Chapters: Noah
by Andrew R. Guyatt
Publisher:Scripture Union (SU)
This is not the first fictional re-telling of Noah’s story I have read by this author. The Day the Sky Opened written for adults, made a lasting impression on me, and this, written for teenagers will do the same for them I’m sure.
The author has imagined what actually happened during the building of the ark, the time when the animals and provisions were being assembled and when the ‘Holy One’ shut the family and their collected animals into the ark. Not the happy plaything that toddlers are introduced to, but a real floating home/zoo, to be suffered for a year while all other living things were obliterated from the earth except those who could swim. A terrible punishment for the worlds wickedness that the ‘Holy One’ has promised never to repeat.
Scripture Union has deliberately brought out this series to ‘help youngsters explore the difficult questions that the Bible texts raise.’ For older teenagers I would suggest.
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew (02/12/11)