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.