For as long as there have been people, there have been stories. We all love stories, whether they are long or short, happy or sad, serious or silly.

We are inspired by stories of hope and touched by stories of disappointment. Some people love fantastical stories of dragons and wizards, princesses and magical lands. While others prefer tales of rags-to-riches, heroes-to-zeroes, quests, rescues and thrilling adventures.  

We invited five great storytellers to each choose a story from one of the greatest collections ever known: the Bible. Each storyteller has brought the Bible to life in their own style, whether it’s a poem, a comic strip, a rhyme, a rap or short tale.

The competition

Bible Society would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who entered our competition. We received over 300 fantastic entries which we whittled down to 30.

The Beano’s writer and illustrator Kev F Sutherland, who will now draw the winning story, spent the day choosing a winner but he said it had been a really tough job because the entries were of such high quality.

He has now picked one winner but wanted to commend five other entrants for their great work.

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Bringing the Bible to life

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