Here’s a selection of what I’ve written (some of which are out of print). You can find loads more – including books for children written with my wife Claire – in the Old Rope Bookstore.
A highly inventive, user-friendly Atlas, with lively and entertaining commentary, and peppered with little-known facts. Nick Page applies the features of contemporary mapping styles to journeys and locations: logging Paul’s journeys on a Roman Road map complete with distance chart; linking Biblical sites to the panorama of Jerusalem today with 3D relief mapping; and locating the latest archaeological and historical research findings, Google-earth style. This truly innovative Bible Atlas will help readers visualise the journeys, events and locations and will bring the Bible to life in an entirely new way.
The Longest Week
From Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem on the Sunday, to his resurrection a week later; this book explores the claims and explode the myths. It looks seriously at the evidence of the gospel accounts, without ducking the controversies and contradictions. It focuses on the history rather than the spiritual and theological significance of events and uses archaeological research and detailed Biblical analysis to take the reader through the last week of Jesus’ life.
‘This is a book written by a highly experienced, technically brilliant and detailed writer.’
(Church of England Newspaper )
Shortlisted for Christian reference book of the Year 2010
The epic story of one man’s quest for the instrument of his dreams. Follow the mysterious customer as he enters the marvellous music shop and asks the key question: ‘Do you do a didgeridoo?’. Great fun read for parents and children alike. More here
THE BIBLE BOOK – NEW AND REVISED
Completely revised and updated, the new edition of The Bible Book is informative, thought-provoking and very, very readable. Now with over thirty new maps and hundreds of new features (well, maybe not hundreds, but there are a lot) this is a book that will help you explore the most famous book in the world. Informal but informed, simple, but never simplistic, The Bible Book tackles the Bible with honesty, humour and inventiveness. This book won’t baffle you with jargon, but it won’t insult your intelligence either. And it contains the life of Jesus as a tube map. What more do you want?
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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ARK OF THE COVENANT AND OTHER BIBLE MYSTERIES
Exploring some of the most crucial questions of the Bible. And some of the least crucial as well. [More information in this post->http://www.nickpage.co.uk/?p=199]
What actually happens in the Bible? This is a guide to the narrative of the Bible – the story itself. In fifty bite-size chunks, we look at the main events of the Bible and see what actually happened to the characters and people.
EXPLORER’S NOTES: THE BIBLE
I wrote this as a handy, pocket-sized guide to the Bible (providing you have fairly big pockets). It uses loads of graphics and what I hope is innovative design and manages to pack in a lot of information on the key people, places and events of the Bible. If you’re travelling, or if you just don’t want to pick up a really hefty tome, this book is for you. There are something like 150 reading plans, loads of innovative, informative maps (like the road map of Roman Palestine, which shows the distances between the towns) and tons of photos and diagrams. You can [see some sample pages here->http://www.nickpage.co.uk/explorers/index.html]. They’re low-res jpegs but they give you an idea of the layout, I hope.
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AND NOW LET’S MOVE INTO A TIME OF NONSENSE
I wrote this out of sheer frustration with the quality of the words we sing in church. The book argues that we have bought into a pop-song model of worship songs, where the words are secondary to beat and melody. The result is songs which are filled with a strange semi-Biblical code and which suffer from poor technique. Above all it encourages writers to really think about the words of their songs and whether they really communicate truth about God.
“Every worship leader, worship planner and Christian songwqriter ought to read this book. It’ll make you laugh and wince, but most importantly inspire you to think intelligently and creatively about our worship culture.” Graham Kendrick
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THE TABLOID BIBLE
Newly revised and reissued, this is a retelling of Bible stories using the Tabloid nespaper format. ‘Would you Adam and Eve It – Scandal as couple evicted from garden’, ‘Atishoo! Atishoo! Wall Fall Down! – Insurers refuse payout over Jericho wall collapse’, ‘Arking Mad – Nutty Noah builds bumper boat in backyard.’ The greatest story ever told becomes the greatest tabloid ever printed. From Genesis to Revelation, hear the news from The Scroll – the only paper that was there.
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In The Church Invisible we are taken 40 years into the future, to a world where virtual reality is a lifestyle and technology exalts convenience at the cost of personal dignity. This book confronts some of the difficult questions: Why has the church disappeared? Can we do anything to change?
This inventive, engaging and provocativeÂ book will challenge the church in this country and worldwide to change. ‘It’s not enough to talk about the good news. We have to be the good news.’
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A journey into the heart of youthwork, armed with only enthusiasm, hope and a packet of chocolate biscuits. This book collects together the long-running series I wrote for Youthwork magazine and tells the tale of Chris, the new youthworker at Briglimpton Tabernacle and all the people he has to deal with, inlcuding Julian, the trainee martyr, Glenda the eco-warrior and Stanley, the caretaker who thinks that young people are some sort of disease.
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A funny, thought-provoking, God-revealing look at the real issues of 21st-century lives. If it’s on the street, it’s in here – everything from chewing gum to mobile phones, traffic lights to trees, sex shops to scaffolding. All the things around us and all the ways in which we can use those sights to explore the Kingdom of God. Ideal for individual Bible study, youth groups, and house groups, street life is about going deeper than just reading the stories and actually creating a different lifestyle. It’s about making the words count.
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50 DRAMA SKETCHES FOR YOUTH
A collection of the best of the sketches I’ve written for Youthwork magazine over the past seven years. The sketches are mainly designed to be ‘discussion starters’, focusing on a particular ethical or moral issues, and have been widely used for youthgroups, church services, etc.
They’re also designed to be very easy to perform, using the minimum of staging and costume.
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The true story of Jeffrey Hudson, Britain’s smallest man.For a man of such diminutive stature, Hudson lived life on a grand scale. From the lowest social strata he rose to the courts of Kings and Queens. His portrait was painted by Van Dyck and Ben Jonson cast him in one of his masques. He was the subject of poems, prints and books. He fought in the civil war, was captured by pirates (twice), fought in a duel, and even spent 25 years in slavery in North Africa. Yet he died alone and forgotten, a relic of a society which no longer cared and which had moved onto the next object of fashion. Now, for the first time, Lord Minimus tells his story. It is a story of splendour and riches; of piracy and slavery; of war, treachery, intrigue and death. Above all, it is the true story of a man who lost every comfort he had, but retained his dignity, humanity and hope. More links and pictures of Jeffrey Hudson
Now out of print, but you might find a copy at [our bookstore->http://astore.amazon.co.uk/thelibraroflo-21/detail/0312291612/203-9916695-7405543]
BLUE explores the values we need as a society and as individuals. Through a mix of story and personal reflection, we explore the BLUE values – hope, friendship, faith, truth, celebration. Values which matter to us all and which alone can fulfil the deeper spiritual needs in everyone.
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IN SEARCH OF THE WORLD’S WORST WRITERS
There are many writers whose works inspire and lift us, who move us to tears with their beauty, elegance and profundity. This book is not about them.
No, this book is a celebration of bad writing; a journey into the lives of writers so wonderfully awful they have unwittingly arrived at genius from the other direction. Find out more at the dedicated website.
Now out of print but you might [find a copy at our bookstore->http://astore.amazon.co.uk/thelibraroflo-21/detail/000274094X/203-9916695-7405543]
DEAD SEA FILES
Unlock the contents of the amazing, long-lost Dead Sea Filing Cabinet. Featuring Adam’s Diary (“Day One: Naming animals all morning.”); David – the out takes (“The Lord is My Sweater”, “Uriah the Hittite’s Lonely Hearts Club Battalion”); King Solomon’s To-Do List; The removal company’s estimate for the Exodus, and the insurance claims form for the Gadarene Swine. And much, much more. Order The Dead Sea Files at a discount price from Amazon.com
KEEP IT SIMPLE
This book is for anyone who wants a less complicated life. Drawing on examples and inspiration from a wide range of sources, there are ideas and thoughts to help you deal with money, simplify your possessions, recognise your own priorities, ‘budget’ your time, find space for quietness and shape your own rule of life If you want to live more simply, if you want to create space for what is really important in your life, then this friendly, funny and thought-provoking book is for you.
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THE TABLOID SHAKESPEARE
‘To Be Or Not To Be’ – What Kind Of Question Is That? Lear Today, Goneril Tomorrow – Krazy King Karves Up his Kingdom Richard III Gets The Hump! ‘A Pain In The Asp – Cleo gets something toxic down her toga.’ Murder, intrigue, lust, and men in tights – they’re all in The Bard – the only paper that knows the truth!
Now out of print buy you might be able to [find a copy at our bookstore->http://astore.amazon.co.uk/thelibraroflo-21/detail/0002740532/203-9916695-7405543]