The Story of the Other Wise Man

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"I do not know where this little story came from—out of the air, perhaps. One thing is certain, it is not written in any other book, nor is it to be found among the ancient lore of the East. And yet I have never felt as if it were my own. It was a gift, and it seemed to me as if I knew the Giver."
—Henry Van Dyke

Long, long ago, a wise man named Artaban, a priest of the Magi, discerned from heavenly signs that the time was at hand for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy—the birth among the Hebrews of a holy ...
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"I do not know where this little story came from—out of the air, perhaps. One thing is certain, it is not written in any other book, nor is it to be found among the ancient lore of the East. And yet I have never felt as if it were my own. It was a gift, and it seemed to me as if I knew the Giver."
—Henry Van Dyke

Long, long ago, a wise man named Artaban, a priest of the Magi, discerned from heavenly signs that the time was at hand for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy—the birth among the Hebrews of a holy Prince and Deliverer of Man. Hastening to join three fellow Magi for the long journey into Judaea, he paused to help a dying man and was left behind. And so Artaban began his pilgrimage alone, striking out not toward the realization of his life's deepest longing, as he hoped, but only toward misfortune and suffering. Or so he believed until one blessed, radiant moment.

With an introduction by Leo Buscaglia

Because he is helping others, a fourth Wise Man delays journeying with the other Magi to see the newborn Jesus, but thirty-three years later he has an unusual opportunity to meet his Savior.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780718826932
  • Publisher: Lutterworth Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1987
  • Series: Gateway Books (Lutterworth) Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Van Dyke was a preacher, university professor, diplomat, poet, translator, and author of many inspirational writings.  His most famous work is The Story of the Other Wise Man, one of the best loved and most inspiring of all Christmas classics, celebrating its triumphant centennial in 1996.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2001

    Great Story, but disappointing quality

    The story is awesome, a 'must have' book for your collection, but not this particular hardback edition. I was very disappointed when the books arrived (one was to be a gift)...the illustrations are very few and they are printed in red and green. After reading the reviews below, I was prepared for a gloriously printed book.

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