22 September, 2010
The Nativity Collection, by Robert J. Morgan
The Nativity Collection, written by Robert J. Morgan, is a heart-warming selection of original Christmas stories penned by the author and read to his congregation during the yearly Christmas Eve service, one story each year. Bound in a beautiful gift-edition are six of these stories, together forming a collection that would be a welcome gift or a wonderful addition to one’s one holiday coffee table or bookshelf. As one who gleefully collects Christmas books ranging from serious to whimsical, I was excited when this particular volume became available for review.
I enjoyed reading the stories, beginning with the tale of how Ollie acquired his World War II era nativity snow-globe, to the grandfather and grandson braving an Appalachian blizzard during the Depression, to the newlywed couple rediscovering love and tenderness, to the Swiss woodcarver who discovered the Judean Lamb of God as Savior. Each story is a beautiful reminder to cherish the simple things of life that the Lord has given to us in family, health, and most of all, Himself. I also enjoyed the charming illustrations scattered throughout the book as well as the artistically designed glossy pages with easy to read typeset. Wonderful Christmas edition that is sure to be enjoyed by all ages!
*This book was gratefully received from Thomas Nelson at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.
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