Tis the Season – Day 29

Merry Christmas season everyone! To celebrate all the holiday festivities, every day in December I’m posting a review on a Christmas book. I hope you all join me this December to enjoy some fun and seasonal cheer.

On the most holiest of nights, long, long ago, everyone lay asleep. Everyone, but one man, who is left awake pondering how he can raise the King of Kings. In Geraldine McCaughrean and Fabian Negrin’s Father and Son: A Nativity Story, she attempts to look into the mind of Joseph and speculate as to what his thoughts were. How could he be a hero to the Hero of the world? How could he teach Him who knew all? How could he instruct Him who had taught man what good and evil was? This book truly delves into the dilemma of a parent attempting to raise the most significant person in the universe.

I found this book to be very interesting. Personally it was a point of view that I’d never read before and enjoyed exploring. The struggle in Joseph’s mind as he tries to determine what he can do for the baby Jesus is one I enjoyed reading as it gave me pause. The book ends with Joseph determining the best thing he can give, a decision that led to a discussion between me and my father about what we as humans can gift He who gave us everything. I suggest you pick up this book to read with your kids if you want a great conversation-starter.

 

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