Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Midwife of Bethlehem by Shad Driggs
A beautifully illustrated telling of the Christmas nativity through the eyes of the women who may have come to help Mary give birth. She would have known of the prophesies about the Messiah to be born in her town. As a spiritually atuned women, would she have known Jesus when he was born? And what kind of experience might she have had?
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About The Author
Shad Driggs is a businessman who lives in Naperville, Illinois. He and his wife, Darla, and their six children dedicate many hours in service to their church and community. After very unexpected heart surgery in 2014, he was determined to share the beautiful Christmas story that had formed in his head. The Midwife of Bethlehem is his first book.
I’ve never thought about there being a Midwife at Jesus’s birth, but it makes sense when you think of it.
This is a sweet read that will bring the miracle of Jesus’s birth and the coming Christmas Season alive for you and your children. The book is beautifully illustrated and well written, you will feel like you are at the birth and in Bethlehem at the time of our Saviors arrival.
Everyone knows that there were shepherds and animals that came to rejoice at the birth, why wouldn’t there have been a midwife, or someone who was there to help? Whether it is true or not this book is a great reminder of what a gift we received.
The story is a different and yet the same perspective of the Kings birth, and we experience the peace that surrounds the area, and although the midwife might have wanted quiet for the new mom after the birth, all were welcomed in to rejoice His birth.
A new Christian Holiday read to add to your collection for your family.
I received this book from The Cadence Group, and was not required to give a positive review.