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An ideal Christmas gift book Dec 6, 2004
Have You Seen The Star: Meditations & Poems To Enhance Your Christmas Celebration by Joyce Carr Stedelbauer is an ideal Christmas gift book as the author celebrates what the season means to the Christian community and the world at large in scripture, prose, and poetry. Utilizing biblical characters associated with the genealogy and birth of Jesus, the poetry will prove to be enduringly appropriate and popular for Christmas seasons present and yet to come. Simeon: Simeon, a quiet devout man, knew God through the ancient Scriptures. He found reason to rejoice in quoting the Word as he walked to and from the Temple, fingering the knots on his prayer shawl --the tallit-- each not recalling a particular law. He understood David saying he loved the law of God. Simeon waited, believing the prophecies of the coming Messiah.
More than a Christmas book! Nov 30, 2004
This is a wonderful book which traces the announcements of the coming of the Messiah made by people from the Old Testament of the Bible and attested to by the people in the New Testament. It's also a reflection of the author's positive faith told through these stories in wonderful poetic form. The book makes the people of the Bible come alive and makes the story of Christmas real. The book is one that both young and old can read with understanding and inspiration.