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A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles  Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul’s epistles into approachable, appealing language. Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul’s sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a t A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles  Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul’s epistles into approachable, appealing language. Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul’s sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a true sense of who Paul really was.  Paul Writes (a Letter) celebrates how one of the most beloved biblical figures changed the world through the written word.


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A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles  Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul’s epistles into approachable, appealing language. Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul’s sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a t A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles  Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul’s epistles into approachable, appealing language. Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul’s sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a true sense of who Paul really was.  Paul Writes (a Letter) celebrates how one of the most beloved biblical figures changed the world through the written word.

30 review for Paul Writes (a Letter)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Hooray for a children's picture book about Christianity by a Caldecott award winning author and illustrator! This book simplifies the apostle Paul's epistles for young children. Boldly colored illustrations accompany the text offering readers a visually appealing aspect to their learning.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    I’ve never seen a book like Paul Writes (a Letter), but I’m so happy it is now in the world. The wonderful two-time Caldecott winner, Chris Raschka, has taken the letters of the apostle Paul to Rome and Corinth, Galatia and Ephesus and Thessalonica, and the letters of Paul to his friends Titus and Timothy and Philemon and (possibly) the Hebrews and condensed each letter into a beautiful little jewel-like bite of wisdom and beauty, perfect for children and perfect for grownups who love simplicity I’ve never seen a book like Paul Writes (a Letter), but I’m so happy it is now in the world. The wonderful two-time Caldecott winner, Chris Raschka, has taken the letters of the apostle Paul to Rome and Corinth, Galatia and Ephesus and Thessalonica, and the letters of Paul to his friends Titus and Timothy and Philemon and (possibly) the Hebrews and condensed each letter into a beautiful little jewel-like bite of wisdom and beauty, perfect for children and perfect for grownups who love simplicity, all accompanied by delightful little illustrations. Wouldn’t this book make a great Christmas present for some of our favorite little folks? Are you worried that this might water-down the words of Paul? Be assured that this is not the case at all; instead, Raschka seems to magnify the words. Paul, I think, can be a little tricky for young people, but Raschka is able to not only share the thoughts of Paul, but he is also able to successfully share Paul’s quirks including his mood swings. Here’s a little sample, if you’d like to compare for yourself: First read Ephesians 4:26, 4:28, 6:1-4, and 6:21. Then set those words up next to these from the book: http://flic.kr/p/2akdrco

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I needed this. I know that Paul's epistles are more intricate than Raschka's portrayal of them here (and I love them for that), but I'm so grateful to have these simple messages to comfort and chide and reassure me until I make time to dive more deeply into the books. "You refresh the very hearts of the saints," Paul (and Mr. Raschka).

  4. 4 out of 5

    Becky B

    Raschka introduces Paul and depicts him writing his various letters that appear in the Bible. Raschka picks a few verses from each and rephrases them in his own words. A great intro to Paul and his epistles for kids. I really appreciate that Raschka included the references he paraphrases at the bottom of each page. I also found it interesting that of all the things he could include, he chose to include one or two verses that are good advice for anyone (and that kids can understand) and then perso Raschka introduces Paul and depicts him writing his various letters that appear in the Bible. Raschka picks a few verses from each and rephrases them in his own words. A great intro to Paul and his epistles for kids. I really appreciate that Raschka included the references he paraphrases at the bottom of each page. I also found it interesting that of all the things he could include, he chose to include one or two verses that are good advice for anyone (and that kids can understand) and then personal greetings from each of the letters. The personal greetings feel more like postscripts when you read the letters in their entirety, but it does highlight Paul's relationships with the people he was working with and writing to. It makes him come to life a little more. Highly recommended for Christian families, Bible classes, history fans, and those just curious about world religions.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anne V.

    I read this book because I loved "The Hello, Goodbye Window," illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster. Eye-popping watercolor illustrations of Paul at his desk, writing his timeless epistles. Clever paraphrasing, such as "Dear Friends in Corinth, I am sorry I have not come to you yet. I was feeling down. Look for things you cannot see. They last forever." The book is classified for ages 6 and up, but older kids and adults will enjoy it, too. Don't bypass the fun maps, "Paul's Trav I read this book because I loved "The Hello, Goodbye Window," illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster. Eye-popping watercolor illustrations of Paul at his desk, writing his timeless epistles. Clever paraphrasing, such as "Dear Friends in Corinth, I am sorry I have not come to you yet. I was feeling down. Look for things you cannot see. They last forever." The book is classified for ages 6 and up, but older kids and adults will enjoy it, too. Don't bypass the fun maps, "Paul's Travels," on the inside back and front covers!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Raschka paraphrases the letters of Paul with jaunty script and in easy to understand phrases for anyone (references included). Paul's letters never felt more like letters. These can be some of the more boring passages for children, but they've been brought to life in this book. I'm going to be sure to use it in my GNC class that is going through Philippians with Phil Vischer.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Such a unique book! It takes the letters of Paul from the Bible and parses them down for children. Love the illustrations! And the main theme - love your neighbors and follow God’s teachings.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Gray

    I love how the letters of Paul were interpreted so kids could understand their message. I wish more things were broken down like this when I am listening at church!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Summers

    It's very interesting how, in this book, the only reference to Jesus is in the introduction and that Raschka has reduced the content of Paul's letters to some kind of secular self-help advice.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Fabik

    A very cool book about the letters paul wrote in the bible! A fun read!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Hart

    Chris Raschka has made a wonderful picture book out of all the letters of Paul. Each two-page spread contains a distillation of one letter along with an illustration of Paul writing, as well as some items he might typically have around him as he wrote. In some images he's eating or drinking, in some he looks pleased and in others down, in some he's in jail, in others he's got company. Usually, the messages are uplifting, but sometimes, Raschka chooses one that scolds. His distillation shows somet Chris Raschka has made a wonderful picture book out of all the letters of Paul. Each two-page spread contains a distillation of one letter along with an illustration of Paul writing, as well as some items he might typically have around him as he wrote. In some images he's eating or drinking, in some he looks pleased and in others down, in some he's in jail, in others he's got company. Usually, the messages are uplifting, but sometimes, Raschka chooses one that scolds. His distillation shows something that I never noticed about Paul: how important friendship was to him. In many of the two-page spreads, Raschka takes room to note who Paul sends greetings from, and who he wants the readers to greet for him: "Greet Priscilla and Aquila. Come see me soon. Only Luke is still with me" (II Timothy). "Luke, the doctor, and Demas say hello" (Colossians). It makes Paul feel so human, and less like a Big Theologian. He was a person who travelled around and relied on his friends in this very young faith. And he was writing to friends, to people he knew and who knew him. The letters feel more intimate.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    Chris Raschka's art is not my favorite style. I have enjoyed his Caldecott-winning picture books and used them in my library story times. However, his illustrations, while true to his style, are perfect for this pared down re-creation of Paul's message to the early Christians. So effective.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Brehl

    In the case of Raschka's recent book, there has been a perfect pairing of artist, content, and publisher. A quick Internet search will link you to hundreds, probably thousands of books aimed at making Biblical content kid-friendly and accessible. But PAUL WRITES (A LETTER) is so much more than that. Raschka has produced a book that humanizes and energizes a character whose name graces Christian and Orthodox churches around the world. I can't recall ever seeing images of Paul that are not austere In the case of Raschka's recent book, there has been a perfect pairing of artist, content, and publisher. A quick Internet search will link you to hundreds, probably thousands of books aimed at making Biblical content kid-friendly and accessible. But PAUL WRITES (A LETTER) is so much more than that. Raschka has produced a book that humanizes and energizes a character whose name graces Christian and Orthodox churches around the world. I can't recall ever seeing images of Paul that are not austere, severe, and distant from modern life. A bit of digital digging on my part revealed that Raschka's Paul appears to be a more accurate portrayal of Paul than the many classic images would suggest. Post-conversion, he seemed to view his role as man-of-the-people. Paul was both Roman citizen and Jew, he traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean regions at a time when that was far from common, and he used letter-writing (in Hebrew, Greek and Latin) to sustain and expand a long-distance ministry. In all that, he seems to have foreshadowed today's globe-trotting evangelists and tele-ministry superstars. But in Raschka's hands, Paul's whiskered, balding persona is appealing and far from formidable. With slight shifts on facial features and posture, Raschka's Paul reveals a wide range of emotions: peaceful or puzzled, weary or worried, anxious or aggravated. The text is not a simple attempt to "translate" or "modernize" established Biblical language. Instead, Raschka has mined the extensive text attributed to Paul and extracted nuggets of wisdom that comprise a story, of sorts. This little book takes even the youngest readers on Paul-the-Disciple's life journey. The passage references at the bottom of each page allow easy referencing, but my feeling is that the blend of casual and classic letter-writing expressions used here should (and do) stand on their own merit. Each double spread begins, as letters should, with a "Dear Friends" greeting, including updates, plans, questions, and advice. The authenticity, simplicity, and heartfelt wording that Raschka utilized makes so much sense, and will be readily absorbed by even the youngest audiences. My favorite? There is faith.There is hope. There is caring for others. The greatest is caring for others. Words to live by, I'd say. Especially in current times. Raschka's short forward says that Paul used letter writing to change the world. Few could argue the point. But the success of this book is that it offers Paul's wisdom and comfort and advice in ways that invite repeated readings and reflection. It brings Paul into our laps and into our lives, at any age. With those messages comes the possibility that we,the readers, might act to change the world. After all, Paul's epistles are contained in ACTS. And it the ACTS of our ives to which Paul's letters are addressed. The endpaper maps are clearly labeled, but Raschka's style, the cheerful colors, and portrayal of charming villages, ports, and other details offer a delightful, intriguing, blurry-edged childlike feel to a corner of the world that, even today, suffers many trials and challenges. This was true in Paul's day, and in ours. In his corner of the world and in ours. Paul's words, and Raschka's book, offer hope.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Angie Quantrell

    Well done!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I went into this with trepidation. I feel like I remember Paul as one of the ones that says a women's place is in the home and that gay people are bad. It has been a long time since I read his gospels, so I could be wrong. I did have a reading from him in my wedding, because I do like the love verse. This reminded me of the better parts of his writing. I think it will be popular at my library so I will be purchasing.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Darlene Ivy

    In a series of letters, writer and illustrator Chris Raschka continues to spread the message of the Apostle Paul in Paul Writes (a letter). A one-page introduction outlines Paul’s calling to share the teachings of Jesus and each subsequent spread summarizes the messages of one of the New Testament books attributed to Paul. Chapter and verse references run along the bottom of each spread. Some letters share Paul’s emotions, travel plans, and friends, but they also condense Paul’s teaching into ea In a series of letters, writer and illustrator Chris Raschka continues to spread the message of the Apostle Paul in Paul Writes (a letter). A one-page introduction outlines Paul’s calling to share the teachings of Jesus and each subsequent spread summarizes the messages of one of the New Testament books attributed to Paul. Chapter and verse references run along the bottom of each spread. Some letters share Paul’s emotions, travel plans, and friends, but they also condense Paul’s teaching into easy to remember short phrases or sentences. Readers familiar with Raschka’s illustrations will recognize his simple outline drawings and color blocks. Vibrant maps of Paul’s travels cover the endpapers, but the interior illustrations are in muted primary colors that create the feel of Biblical times. The first page of most spreads shows Paul, as an aging bearded man, writing at a desk. The words of a hand-written letter and simple motifs to indicate setting complete each spread. 
 Intended for an audience of children six and up, Paul Writes (a letter) is a good introduction or summation to Paul’s journeys as part of a Bible study. It would be interesting to see the letters young readers would write after their study of Paul.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    First off, this book is beautiful. The illustrations aren’t fancy, but they are colorful, warm, and inviting. The perfect accompaniment to Paul’s Letters. Chris Raschka does a wonderful job of introducing Paul and his teachings to children. While not thorough or deep, he manages to make Paul approachable, relatable, and a genuine friend. Pulling out the core of the versus and the translatable thought for young minds, I can see this as a book that we keep forever. Well done!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Breaks down Paul's letters so well. The illustrations are so fun and playful. Love the use of fonts too.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cate Morton

    Chris Raschka uses gentle hues in his pictures and calligraphy and clear, friendly phrasing in his presentation of the apostle Paul's letters to make this biblical figure accessible to today's children and adults. This book would make a great Sunday school read-aloud to show how parts of the bible were written and compiled while it gives insight into the human Paul and his real world journey. Calmer than some of Raschka's other offerings, I highly recommend this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Chris Raschka uses the life and letters of Paul to remind us of important things we need to remember in relating to others: love, grace, care, strength, honesty, purity, and patience. He uses Paul’s words as cautions as well: reaping what you sow, loving money, picking fights, etc. A great way of giving present day language to Paul’s letters. The illustrations are amazing!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jillian

    Very interesting book - it takes the loooong letters of Paul and distills them down to a couple key concepts and ideas, easy to digest and remember. My favorite is definitely II Thessalonians, when the illustration shows Paul downing a glass of wine while telling them to stop being busybodies.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Josiphine/Tessa

    Paul is probably my favorite person from the New Testament (...maybe Peter? a difficult choice) (after Jesus, obviously) and this picture book summary of his epistles does not disappoint. Absolutely delightful.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Book for younger readers. Raschka simplifies the texts of Paul's letters. He supports these with illustrations of Paul writing and other symbols for his message.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    JE 227

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kathie

    Lovely.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Very interesting idea for a children's book. I really enjoyed this. The book captures some of the apostle Paul's letters he wrote to others.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Joan Marie

    Raschka presents St. Paul's letters to the early Church in kid-friendly text, adorned with stylized illustrations.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written. Does a great job of showing the Pauline Epistles as ... letters from a man named Paul. To people he cared a great deal about.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    Great design. A contemplative read for anyone interested in the teachings of Paul or for those who want to examine philosophy.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    Beautiful artwork and expressions of Paul's letters.

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