To Make a Long Story Short

A Compelling Retelling that Makes the Bible’s New Testament Dance with Life

by Justyn Rees



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/14/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781490837901
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781490837918
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781490837925

About the Book

A baby is born to an unwed mother in a barn. The child grows up in an obscure mountain village until he emerges—a man with a revolutionary message. His out-of-the-box thinking and non-conformist charisma infuriate the guardians of the status quo who determine to destroy him, along with his dangerous ideas. Love and hate; life and death stand their ground in the ultimate face-off. But who will have the last word? Fascinating characters and fast-moving action, laced with humor, trace the thread of the original Bible story, allowing the narrative to live afresh today.

What others have said…

…the story line of the Bible reduced to a gripping tale, told with wit and warmth. This is the spinal cord of the world’s oldest and most influential book…

(Charles Price)

…respectful yet readable, insightful and invigorating.

(J. John)

…the drama, the wonder and the life changing impact of the Bible…

(Julie Sheldon)

…a book that simply tells the story – and just the story! It’s brilliant!

(Jennifer Larcombe)

…exposes the emotion of each moment with subtle details that form a new picture in one’s mind.

(Richard Dodding)

…the essence of the Bible—true to the text, true to the Spirit, eminently readable.

(R. Paul Stevens)

About the Author

Justyn Rees is a lifelong student of the Bible. His deep understanding of the book enables him to make its profound truths accessible to ordinary people. He is a storyteller whose ability to keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats has taken him to several continents as he tells the greatest story ever.

Born in the United Kingdom, Justyn uses his many British dialects to lend color to the characters he portrays, while his sense of humor brings the truth he relates to street level.

Justyn’s career has included directing a conference center near London, England; serving as pastor for one of Canada’s largest churches; leading a team of musicians and actors across Canada on a five-year mission of reconciliation; and facilitating a delegation of church leaders from a dozen denominations to Rwanda. He has authored several books and is in demand as a speaker at conventions and conferences on both sides of the Atlantic. Justyn now lives in the province of British Columbia in Western Canada with his wife Joy.