Upon reading the first lines of the book, it’s clear the narrator holds a bitter grudge as he sends his enemy crude and discarded gifts:
On the first night of Christmas I gave my enemy
a briar from a tanglewood tree.
On the second night of Christmas I gave my enemy
two rotten eggs.
Night after night the “gifts” pile up—shards of glass, rusty nails, gnarled twigs, and more. What the narrator’s enemy decides to do with each of these odious gifts is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. The photographic creation of the rare nativity at the end of the book is both a work of art and a wonder to behold.
Forgiveness is something we all need to give and receive, and A Rare Nativity opens our eyes to the act of forgiveness and the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a universal message to be shared with readers of all ages. Christmas is a season for giving. Make it a forgiving season.
* from Goodreads
How amazingly beautiful! A Rare Nativity completely brings to life Matther 5:43-44. In these few pages the message of forgiveness is brought forth and shown to all. It’s a reminder for each of us, that we’ll all read again and again.
** You’re going to want the hardcover, no e-version will ever do this justice.**
|Author:||Sam Beeson, Nina Cochran (Photographs), Terral Cochran (Photographs)|
|Source:||I Am A Reader|
|Publisher & Date:||September 8th 2015 by Ensign Peak|
|ISBN:||1629720623 (ISBN13: 9781629720623)|
|This Counts for these Challenges:||2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge|
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