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The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life [Paperback]

By Jim Bishop (Author)
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Item description for The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life by Jim Bishop...

A reissue of the classic retelling of the Nativity. "Written with dignity, unerring taste, and with no straining for effects."--Chicago Sunday Tribune

Publishers Description
The first hours of Jesus' life on earth, recreated by a master journalist. Using the same skill exhibited in his previous book, this is a reverential reconstruction of the people, places and events associated with the first Christmas.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life by Jim Bishop has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christianity Today - 12/01/2009 page 62
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 85

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperOne
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 26, 2004
Publisher   HarperOne
Edition  Reprinted  
ISBN  0060607947  
ISBN13  9780060607944  
UPC  099455009959  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jim Bishop was a syndicated columnist and author of many bestselling books, including The Day Lincoln Was Shot, The Day Christ Died, and A Day in the Life of President Kennedy. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Bishop died in 1987.

Jim Bishop was born in 1907 and died in 1987.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life?

Reality of the Incarnation of God becoming a man  Feb 28, 2008
I got this book because I heard it reccommended on the radio by Swindoll. It is a very short simple easy to read book which, though I was expecting it to be deeper and more insightful, the simple clear presentation of what that day may have been like for these mere mortals involved in it presented in such a simple mundane matter of fact way moved me to tears repeatedly. This book helps you to put God's coming as a human being in the flesh and all the awe and grandeur of it into a perspective that is more easy to see in grasp for us humans.
Terrific  Jan 18, 2007
For such a small book, it was jam packed with great information. This account of Christ's birth made Mary & Joseph's saga "real" to me. As I read the accounting of the time, I could see the occurances in my mind clearly and could truely imagine what they must have been feeling during that period of time. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the story of Christ.
An New Appreciation for Mary and Joseph as People  Dec 23, 2005
When it was first written in 1959, this book was subtitled "A Reverential Recreation," and it is a very good one, an outstanding piece of work that gives the reader a new appreciation for the human dimensions of the Christmas story. Bishop's detailed research and captivating writing style make this book an engaging read, giving the reader a greater feel and appreciation for Mary (she was only 14 or 15 at the time)and Joseph (He, too, was much younger than you might think, about 18 or 19), of what their life was like, of the family ties between Jesus and John the Baptist, of what countryside was like on the 90-mile trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem, of Bethlehem's proxmity to Jerusalem and its impact on the story...Reads like the the old "You Are There" TV series, and it is good, very good. Well done and highly recommended. Perhaps the next best thing to being there...
An interesting read  Oct 18, 2004
The Day Christ was Born is an excellent work of fiction describing the life of Christ. The book actually covers more than just the day of Jesus' birth, giving attention to the circumstances surrounding that important event, such as Mary's pregnancy, the trip to Bethlehem, the visit of the shepherds and the Magi, and the trip to Egypt.

Bishop takes a few liberties in his interpretation of the biblical story, but maintains the crucial elements in his narrative. He explains some of the customs of the day, including those of marriage and the process of giving birth.

With only two of the four gospels giving any details about the birth of Jesus, Bishop has attempted to supply the missing details, weaving in material from various ancient historical and archeological sources. He doesn't tamper with the facts, but merely enhances them with a creative dialogue and description that makes the book an enjoyable read.

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