Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Penguin Books publishes Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere"

Rico Hizon of Good News Pilipinas reported that Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tanghere will be publish by Penguin Books for worldwide distribution. Penguin books is the largest publisher of classic books and its selection of Noli puts the beloved novel by our national hero within the ranks of other books by other classic and iconic writers.

The last time I read Noli was in high school, so I need to read it again do give a better opinion on the book. But as product manager of the BreakPoint's Great Books Audio CD Series, I do know that classic works of fiction are often better moral teachers than other inspirational books and other forms of media because classic literary works of fiction have stories, images and symbols that parallels Biblical truths and can help connect or ask questions that help readers search for God. Noli Me Tangere, whose title is based on John 20 is one book that falls in that category.

Related article: Why should Christ-followers read fiction? Click here to find out.

(Image from Good News Pilipinas)


  1. Jason, are you aware of the "Penguin Classics On Air" online radio feature on "The Noli"--go to the Penguin website and click on and scroll to radio room. I think you will enjoy it.

  2. I just listened to the program and will do a follow up blog post on it. Thanks for alerting me.
    I really enjoyed the audio reading of the first pages of Noli. I read it in Tagalog so its good to recall the words and imageries on the book.