The Bard and the Bible
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) pairs 365 short passages from each of the two greatest works of English literature ever created, which were compiled in the same period and in the same city. It offers a year of daily readings based on verses from the King James Version of the Bible and lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard and the power of God's Word will enrich your understanding and appreciation of both, provide new ways to encounter and respond to God, and yield both intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration.
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To know what otherwise I would not know,* To go where otherwise I may not go; To feel, to learn, to grow, to see, Become what otherwise I could not be; Remember, reminisce, repent, Restore a bit of what I’ve … Continue reading
I am asked often, “How do you read so much?” These days, I read more than 100 books a year (including at least a half-dozen or so of Shakespeare’s plays). And I don’t read nearly as much as I want to. I’m … Continue reading
Every writer has favorite authors he or she likes to read, which often show up in the writer’s own works, in one way or another (my favorites include Annie Dillard, Louis L’Amour, Wendell Berry, and, well, William Shakespeare). So who were … Continue reading
(a guest post by Sue Schlesman) I remember reading Shakespeare for the first time in seventh grade.
People ask me often, “Why do you love Shakespeare so much?” Let me count the ways (see what I did there?).
I first read Josephine Tey’s mystery, The Daughter of Time, in 1991–soon after I first read and saw Shakespeare’s Richard III. Tey’s novel is a perfect companion–or counterpoint–to the play.