Leader's Guide for The Centurion and the Songbird

Stories About the Gospels 

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By Sibyl Niemann and Stephanie Weller Hanson


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The 10 short stories in The Centurion and the Songbird retell stories from the Gospels, each from the point of view of a character in the narrative. Stimulating and engaging, these stories read deeply into the biblical story, bringing the Bible's message and characters to life and opening hearts to new, imaginative understandings.

The leader's guide contains suggestions for how to use the stories with young people, background themes and notes, questions that help students explore the story and examine their own experience, Scripture connections, and cross-references to themes covered in the religion textbook Jesus of History, Christ of Faith.

Product Details

Copyright: Jan. 1, 2001

Format: Stitched

Size: 6 x 9

Length: 32 pages

Item number: 1316

ISBN: 978-0-88489-629-6

ISBN-10: 0-88489-629-3

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By Heidi Borton, VOYA

Believable characters, smooth narrative, and hopeful endings characterize each story. . . . The author avoids pat answers to complex questions and situations while portraying authentic Christianity. Characters struggle with issues of faith, pray, see God at work in their lives, and grow in understanding in a way recognizable to believers. God is portrayed as loving, faithful, and intimately involved in the lives of his children. With a talent for details recognizable to all readers, Daoust uses simple and humorous language to describe truth.
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