Friday, November 5, 2010

The Nativity Collection ~ Book Review

I am officially ready for Christmas to be here after reading The Nativity Collection by Robert Morgan.  I know it's a bit early and I'm one that hates seeing Christmas ads and decorations in the stores before Thanksgiving (except craft stores of course) but I have to say that this book has picked me up and has put me in the mood for it to be cold outside, fires burning in the fireplace, carols being sung and the Christmas tree is up!

From the back of the jacket:

In each home, beyond the Christmas gifts and decoration the Nativity holds a special memory.  Robert Morgan, the author of Then Sings My Soul, has two million copies of books in print, but he writes only one short story every year~an original work to share on Christmas Eve.

From six different settings, each story centers around a different Nativity and how it impacts a family's legacy.  You'll meet characters you feel you've known your whole life who'll make you laugh one minute and cry the next.  You'll meet a shy, bookish boy who finds himself center stage in the Christmas pageant, a Pennsylvania family who discovers the value of hope when their car turns up missing on December 24, a mountain man with his grandson fighting for their lives during a blizzard on Christmas Eve, and much more.

These stories all touched my heart in different ways and the photographs that accompany the stories are just amazing!  This is a must read now every Christmas for me and it would make a wonderful gift anytime of the year you want to get in touch with that Christmas spirit.  My favorite story in this book would have to be of the bookish boy that finds himself in the lead role of the Christmas pageant. How he deals with his lines is so beautiful!  I won't give it away as it would ruin the story for you...but you've got to read it!

I'm planning on sharing these stories with my Sunday School class over the Christmas season.  Pick up a copy today to share with your friends and family...and don't forget to get a copy for yourself.  In fact don't even worry about going out to pick up your copy/copies...purchase it right here:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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