Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate historical background, this account of the greatest life ever lived describes the moving story of Christ's nativity, the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt, Christ's youth, His public ministry, passion, death, and resurrection.
While there have been many lives of Christ published, few have received so wide a popular acclamation as Fulton Oursler's classic tale. Since it was first published in 1949, when it was instantly acclaimed by both the secular and lay press and endorsed by clergy of all faiths, The Greatest Story Ever Told has gone into scores of printings, has been read by millions, and is one of the most successful bestsellers of all time. The life of Christ is certainly the greatest story ever told, and Fulton Oursler has told it superbly well.
One of the most successful radio programs of the past year was "The Greatest Story Ever Told." This is a simple re-telling of the story of the Christ in modern language and as if it were being approached afresh as an entirely new story. This is the book on which the broadcasts were based and it reveals why the radio program has had such a wide appeal. Fulton ??Ousler knows how to write and from his experience on THE READERS! DIGEST he has learned what sort of writing has a popular appeal. The story of the Christ follows the Biblical story. It is the traditional, the orthodox version of the story of the Christ. But it reads like something new. That is an achievement. Furthermore, it is so told that both Protestant and Catholic can accept it. That is also an achievement. Teachers of the Bible and clergymen will find this book illuminating as to how the old, old story can be told as if it were new. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Image Classic
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 1989
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.6 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Unabridged