Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Review: The Nativity Collection by Robert J. Morgan

I was recently provided a copy of this book through BookSneeze.
The Nativity Collection is gift book and contains six short stories centered around different Nativities. Each story takes place in a different part of the world and is set around different circumstances. The purpose of each story is to remind us of the importance of Christ's birth to our very lives. This book would be good for anyone 10 and up to read but might be a little too deep for someone younger.

My Thoughts
The author uses such wonderful wording to paint a vivid picture of each story. Everything seems so realistic that you feel as if this story actually happened and you were there to witness it. There were stories that made me laugh and others that brought me nearly to tears. The illustrations are beautiful but are not necessarily a part of the actual stories. The author presents a strong, spiritual message on different "gifts" because of Christ's birth - hope of salvation, power to change, relationships with others, etc. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good Christmas read. This book is quite versatile - you could choose to read the whole book in one evening, one story aloud to your family each night throughout the week of Christmas, or even as the inspiration for a church Christmas play. 

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