It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Thoughtfully told and charmingly illustrated, It Came upon the Midnight Clear is a beautiful retelling of the Christmas story. This little book describes God's concern for the well-being of people on earth, the angel Gabriel's discussion with Mary, and the...
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Thoughtfully told and charmingly illustrated, It Came upon the Midnight Clear is a beautiful retelling of the Christmas story. This little book describes God's concern for the well-being of people on earth, the angel Gabriel's discussion with Mary, and the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus is born. Whether you read this book alone or aloud with loved ones around the Christmas tree, you'll want to reach for it year after year.
The Christmas celebration marks the beginning of what a Hollywood screenwriter once called "The Greatest Story Ever Told." It would have to be a pretty great story to bear telling for some 2,000 years.^^There is indeed something about this timeless story that grabs the mind and heart and soul and fills us with the promise of wonder and the promise of love. And so, in one way or another, we return to the story year after year, filled with a strange longing to hear it again and, having heard it, to tell it to others.^^This little book is another telling of that amazing story, along with a few words about the story and about what happens when it is told. It is an invitation to hear the story again and to tell the story, perhaps in your own words, to someone you love.
Thoughtfully told & charmingly illustrated, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear is a beautifully retelling of the Christmas story, sure to become a tradition.
Henry F. French is a retired Lutheran pastor and professor living and writing in rural Minnesota. He has served as a parish pastor and taught on the faculties of both the Lutheran Theological Seminary and College in Japan and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Prayer: A Primer and 40-Day Journey with Parker Palmer.