The Story of Other Wise Man

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One of the most meaningful stories ever written…

"You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they traveled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man?”

So begins Henry van Dyke’s Christmas classic, told in the manner of the great fairy tales—and like a great fairy tale, it couldn’t be more true! This beautiful edition is designed so that you ...

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Overview

One of the most meaningful stories ever written…

"You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they traveled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man?”

So begins Henry van Dyke’s Christmas classic, told in the manner of the great fairy tales—and like a great fairy tale, it couldn’t be more true! This beautiful edition is designed so that you can read The Other Wise Man as it is intended to be read—slowly.

His name was Artaban, and he told his doubting friends why he wanted to travel far away to see the promised king: "It has been shown to me and to my three companions among the Magi—Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. We have searched the ancient tablets of Chaldea and computed the time. We have studied the sky. We saw a new star there, which shone for one night and then vanished. Now again the two great planets are meeting. This night is their conjunction.”

Try as he might, Artaban was unable to join the three Magi on that historic night. But as it turns out, he had even more important things to do—and he learned what it really means to know God.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557256102
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 494,773
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Van Dyke was born ni Germantown, Pennsylvania. He served as a pastor of twenty years, became a professor of English Literature and was appointed United States minister to the Netherlands.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    The information is correct, but BN shows the cover of the wrong book. The Story of the Other Wise Man is a children's story written in 1896 which has been (I think) continuously in print since then. A beautiful story that speaks to God's purpose for our life and how we fulfill that purpose by living our dreams. Prepare to feel the frustration of the fourth wise man as he searches for the Christ child but always just misses him. Recommended as an annual read at Christmas.

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