The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story

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by Angela Hunt, Renee Raudman, Mike Rich
     
 

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Bestselling author Angela Hunt, who most recently wrote Magdalene, a historical fiction novel of the story of Mary Magdalene that was tied to The Da Vinci Code, now focuses on Mary, the mother of Jesus. She has adapted the screenplay for The Nativity Story into a powerful historical novel. Her moving novelization of this film tells the…  See more details below

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Bestselling author Angela Hunt, who most recently wrote Magdalene, a historical fiction novel of the story of Mary Magdalene that was tied to The Da Vinci Code, now focuses on Mary, the mother of Jesus. She has adapted the screenplay for The Nativity Story into a powerful historical novel. Her moving novelization of this film tells the extraordinary tale of two common people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. Brought to life with an unprecedented attention to detail and commitment to historical accuracy, Hunt tells how from humble beginnings great things can come.

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"Raudman's rendition of this familiar story is fresh and dynamic." —AudioFile
Publishers Weekly
It's a difficult task to retell the biblical nativity story in a fresh way-after all, it has been novelized, brought to stage and screen, and is the stuff of endless children's Christmas pageants. Yet this companion novel to the New Line Cinema feature film (which will hit theaters December 1) should find a place on the bookshelf as a fresh and viable retelling. Hunt, the author of more than 70 books and working from Mike Rich's screenplay, refrains from oversanitizing the story, although Mary and Joseph are fairly one-dimensional (there aren't a lot of character flaws here). She depicts their gritty, hardscrabble existence as balanced by the love of family. As a thoughtful reader would expect, the census trip to Bethlehem is no picnic, but some readers may be surprised that the shepherds and wise men show up at the stable together, unlike in the gospel account. The good-natured joshing among the three wise men provides a lighter note to the chapters where Herod's cruelty is well portrayed. Hunt balances the necessary violence with a sensitivity that will expand her readership. Her rich prose and cultural details utilize the five senses to recreate the familiar story, which spans many points of view and includes a fine subplot about Elizabeth, Zechariah and John. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400153398
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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"Raudman's rendition of this familiar story is fresh and dynamic." —-AudioFile

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Actor and voice-over artist Renée Raudman has performed on film, television, radio, and stage. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and numerous starred reviews.

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