Poet makes Bible stories accessible

A book of Bible stories set to verse seemed like the perfect project for a retired teacher of English who likes to write poetry.

“I love writing,” said Robert Cain. “And it occurred to me that it hadn’t been done before.”

But his first effort, “The Debut of Luke’s Gospel as Poetry,” was self-published and not a success.

His second book, “Crumpets, Tea & Poetry,” is a different story, he said. Cain searched for publishers that specialized in religious books and found Tate Publishing in Oklahoma.

The book is a charming collection of 25 Bible stories covering everything from the creation to Noah, Moses, Joseph and Daniel to Jesus’ birth and resurrection. Cain’s verse simplifies the stories and makes them accessible to all readers but especially to children. The illustrations are plain, almost childlike sketches supplied by the publisher.

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