A Bibliography to Accompany the Spiritual Growth Study for 2004
Compiled by Ernest Rubinstein, librarian of the Ecumenical Library of the Interchurch Center. Thanks are due the librarians of Union Theological Seminary for granting access to the stacks of Burke Library.
Discussions of children in the Bible are often embedded within broader reflections on women and family. Accordingly, one section of this bibliography is devoted to family in the Bible. The section on feminist interpretation of the Bible, touches the children of our study through many of their mothers. The method of story telling modeled in the work of Linda Hollies, recurs as a theme among women scholars who note the overlap between culture, gender and the biblical narrative. Maggie Biggs-Scribner's youthful voice provides an opportunity to reflect on how children read the Bible. Linda Hollies creative expansions of the stories also inspires a section devoted to narrative technique in the Bible, and to methods and examples of retelling Bible stories.
Many of the books listed here were individually consulted and annotated. Others receive descriptions based on reviews of them in scholarly journals; still others are annotated with quotations from publisher catalogs, or from Books in Print online, which includes among its listings quotations from publishers' literature promoting their books. These derived annotations are always clearly noted as such. The bibliography quotes prices for in-print books. Out of print books are often easily purchased through online used-book search engines, such as http://www.bookfinder.com, http://www.alibris.com, http://www.addall.com. In addition, most of the books listed here should be available through interlibrary loan procedures, available at most local public libraries.
A. Storytelling in the Bible
B. Retelling Bible stories