Recently published and now being given out in schools is The Flood, The Fish and The Giant – intriguingly subtitled YHWH – which he has penned with the help of American freelance writer Paula K Parker. It amounts to a thrilling re-telling of 20 favourite Bible stories in the same genre as his novels, playing on kids’ fascination for  magic and mystery without compromising on the straightforward truths contained in the narrative.

Well-known stories such as David and Goliath are brought to life in a new way that has the reader literally sitting on the edge of his seat waiting for the young hero to release his sling. In fact it was this famous story that helped spawn the idea of the book, for when the author heard a football commentator refer to a ‘David and Goliath struggle’ on the pitch, the commentary box received a number of e-mails asking what the phrase meant.

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