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Posted November 9, 2009
Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
David C. Cook
Reviewed by Cindy Loven
A small, nearly pocket sized book, nothing special to distinguish it from the outside as anything spectacular, UNTIL, you open it and begin reading. John Blase, has brought us the Christmas story, told in a way I have never heard or read before.
Speaking/writing in the third person, he brings us the point of view of each of the individuals involved in the Christmas story, from Gabriel the angel, to the Shepherds in the field. From Zachariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph, even the point of view of an angel singing in the angelic host.
Written with poetic beauty and simplicity, this book stirred my heart. A short simple book, a mere 122 pages long, but lovely artwork graces the pages, words of life flowed from the author. A well deserved 5 star rating. A book to be savored over and over again each year, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Saviour. $ 12.99 US
This book was provided for review purposes only, and no cash or payment of any type was received for this review.
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Posted February 24, 2010
This is a grand book for any Christian to read during the Christmas season. It really shows you what the true meaning of Christmas is, and takes the commercial aspect right out of it. This book goes from the beginning to end vividly describing the reason why the birth of Jesus was so spectacular. Whether you want to give it as a gift to a family member or you want to read it yourself this book would be great to have.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 28, 2009
A short novella book featuring the human side of the birth of Christ. Each chapter leads with a verse/scene from Luke and then the human story, from the person's perspective, then a note from the author in the form of a letter to God (one wishes that the author had better penmanship). The birth of Christ has attained story-telling, mythic proportions these days and this little book brings it back to a humanized situation. A story of a family where an old man and an old woman suddenly receive the gift of a child and an unwed girl becomes pregnant, her fiance has to give up his dreams and become a father of someone else's child, and not only that but she has to give birth in a stinky stable. John Blase has succeeded in bring this story into the human perspective and turned the participants into real people rather than characters in a play.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.