The Book of Life: The New Testament Retold was a fairly quick read, and it's written in everyday language-- it's not one of those religious books that requires total concentration and a Bible by your side as you read. I really appreciated that.
The tone of the book is as though a friend, or trusted teacher, is recalling the events for you. It's easy to imagine yourself right there as events unfold.
The only thing was.... it didn't really stick with me. I put it down a few weeks ago, and today, when I finally have a few free minutes to write this review, I had to flip through parts of it to remember what it was that I liked about the book. Now, whether that's the book's fault or my own is, of course, a matter of opinion. ;)
Check it out for yourself at The Catholic Company!