The Blessing of the Lord by Gary D. Schmidt
Stories from the Old and New Testaments

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Full of drama and wonder, these fresh retellings of 25 favorite Bible stories will fire children's imaginations about the people of the Bible and the God who worked in their lives. Full-color illustrations give rich visual imagery to each story.

About Gary D. Schmidt

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Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dennis Nolan is the author-illustrator of "Wolf Child" and "The Castle Builder, " winner of the Prix Zephir in France, and the illustrator of "The Legend of the White Doe" by William Hooks (all Macmillan). He has also illustrated Joanne Ryder's "Step Into the Night, " the winner of a 1988 Parents' Choice Award for Illustration, "Mockingbird Morning, " and "Under Your Feet" Four Winds Press. A native of California, he lives with his wife in Massachusetts.
Published August 1, 1997 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Schmidt gives a dramatic spin to some classic Bible stories in this engaging collection.

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