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Overview Retells the story of the birth of Jesus from the Annunciation to the family's decision to flee to Egypt, from the perspectives of Mary and other important figures.
For an ordinary girl named Mary, living in an ordinary family in a dusty first-century town, extraordinary things were beginning to happen. From the moment the angel greeted her with the amazing news - a special baby was on the way - there was a miraclein the making.
This delightful story imagines the Christmas narrative from Nazareth to Bethlehem. It's Mary's story, and it's told with gentle humor, lively imagination, and a sense of wonder. Each chapter is beautifully and tenderly illustrated.
"Mary and Her Miracle" is a lovely addition to every family's Christmas tradition."
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Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and author. She is the founder and head of the Geranium Farm, www.geraniumfarm.org, an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth, which publishes "The Almost-Daily eMo from the Geranium Farm," read by thousands of people worldwide.
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Mary in the Flesh Dec 19, 2007
Refreshingly in this short book, Mary the mother of Jesus takes on three dimensions. Using wit, imagination and the essence of the Luke Gospel story, Barbara Crafton weaves detail into the heretofore threadbare picture of Mary, the young Jewish girl who said Yes to God's amazing plan. Characters familiar and new give depth and humor to this tale that is as easy on the ear as it is on the eye. Dianne Robbins illustrations are simple and tender. Mary and Her Miracle is appealing on three levels: to be read privately, read in a story-telling setting or becoming one of a family's bedtime story traditions during Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas. I highly recommend it!
Christmas Comes Early Dec 18, 2007
With tenderness that characterizes all her writing, Barbara Crafton, a writer and spiritual leader, beloved by many around the world has created a wonderful gift for all of us this Christmastide. In this delightful retelling of the story of Mary, Barbara tags themes of faithfulness and hope, of joy and peace, of good humor and cheer even in times of great uncertainness and fear. The picture of Mary is iconic in a way that transcends tradition, inspiring us as the story of a very young girl, who moves through the surprising intrusion of the sacred into her ordinary life to become one of the most cherished characters of all time. A light humorous touch gives the story just the right combination of truthfulness, mysticism, and earthy grit. (Readers will love the depiction of Mary's cousin, Elizabeth.) This book will become a classic to be treasured year after year.