Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

In February 2011, HarperCollins will publish Leo Tolstoy's The Gospel in Brief:
In Tolstoy’s The Gospel in Brief, the greatest novelist of all time retells “the greatest story ever told”—the life of Jesus Christ—in this integration of the four Gospels into a single, twelve-chapter narrative. Virtually unknown to English readers, this new translation is an event to celebrate.
Tolstoy is one of my favorite writers and I'm really excited to read his interpretation of the Gospels and the life of Jesus, especially considering the book got him excommunicated from the Orthodox Christian church. I sent information about the book to my old interfaith book club and I would be fascinated to know if they end up reading it. What an opportunity to recover a lost treasure from one of the best writers in the history of world literature!


See what other folks are waiting on this Wednesday at Breaking the Spine with Jill.

8 comments:

TheBookishSnob said...

THe ability to inspire someone to be better is something that I really like about reading faith based books. This looks like it's very interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

Come see what my WOW is this week

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds very exciting...thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

http://lindsaymalone.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/waiting-on-wednesday-sept-22/

Jill said...

I bet this will be sooo interesting...thanks for the heads up!

melissa said...

sounds interesting. I had such a hard time reading Anna Karenina, I'm not sure this is for me. Maybe I'll give it a try if I can get it at the library!

bermudaonion said...

I'm intimidated by Tolstoy, but I hope you don't have to wait too long for the book.

Zibilee said...

Oh wow! This one looks like a treasure and one that I would very much like to read! You will have to let me know how it goes! Great choice, Marie!

jewwishes said...

How exciting and amazing1

Kathleen said...

Sadly, this is a book I have not heard of before. It sounds like an interesting read for sure.