You probably know that Luke wrote a gospel, but did you also know that his sources included memos to the angelic hosts, agony aunt letters, newspaper cuttings, interviews and even the diary of a concerned sheep? For the first time in nearly two thousand years, these and other, equally reliable, resource materials have been brought together to provide a fresh perspective on the life of Jesus. Have you ever wondered what the three wise men did before they were wise? Or how the disciples got on with their first attempts at spreading the word? What would the report card of a prepubescent Saviour of the world look like? And how did the local sheep feel about Jesus' ultimate sacrifice? These and many other questions you have probably never asked are answered here.
Paul Symonds has spent the last fifteen years writing about the Bible in one way or another, performing dozens of sketches based on either Bible stories or the Christian life throughout Yorkshire in the UK and occasionally beyond. This experience has helped him always to look for the 'angle' in a story - how it might affect those involved (either real or imaginary), rather than just telling the story as it appears in the Bible. The Bible may not have been written for laughs, but there is a lot of humour to be found on the subject of human frailty, if you're prepared to accept it. In these settings, with illustrations by Mark Shotter, the Bible comes alive.