Christmas Book Review!

Day 6!

“Somehow, in the weakness of a baby born in a lowly stable, the power of the almighty had come to earth. It was a mystery that would occupy my mind on many nights as I nursed God’s Son and kissed his tiny face.” That was quote from one of my favorite Christmas books, “A Bethlehem Christmas” by Charles Swindoll. I read this book every year, and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good Christmas story to curl up with! The book tells the story of Jesus’s birth and the events that led up to the monumental moment when Christ entered the world as a human. “A Bethlehem Christmas” is divided into three parts, and is told from three different perspectives. The first part is the Christmas story told from Mary’s perspective. She tells us of the fear and joy she felt when the angel announced that she was going to be the mother of the long awaited Messiah. She describes her wonder at holding the savior of the world in her arms. The second part is the story told from Joseph’s viewpoint. His horror at discovering Mary’s pregnancy; his internal battle between justice and mercy. His joy over the angels visit, and his deep, unrelenting faith in God’s plan for mankind. The third part is Gabriel telling the story. This is perhaps the most interesting part of the story, as he describes his conversation with God, and his confusion over God’s unexpected plan. He marvels over God’s love and grace for a sinful world. This book is a wonderful book to read out loud as a family! It is clear the author gave the story careful thought. It is very biblically based, and while there are few added details, it does not change the Bible at all. It brings Jesus’s birth alive for the reader, and makes you feel as if you are there watching the events play out. I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a relaxing, but meaningful book! ~Ally

 

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One thought on “Christmas Book Review!

  1. Dear Ally, Thanks for the book suggestion, it helps to keep the Christmas story in mind. Side note – Thanks for your part in the beautiful musical presentation Saturday. A friend came and said that it helped begin her enjoyment of the beauties of Christmas. Best wishes, Savy’s Gram

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