The Very First Christmas
- Publisher 1999 Gold Medallion winner. Christopher learns the Real Christmas story when he asks his mom to tell him only true stories.
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About "The Very First Christmas"
Examines the Nativity story as the origin of Christmas, viewing it in both scriptural and secular contexts.
1999 Gold Medallion winner. Christopher learns the Real Christmas story when he asks his mom to tell him only true stories.
Meet the Authors
Paul L Maier
Paul L. Maier (M.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Basel) is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. In 1984 he was named "Professor of the Year" as one of America's twenty-five finest educators. His several million of his publications are print in sixteen languages including the award-winning Josephus: The Essential Works; Eusebius: The Church History; In the Fullness of Time; Pontius Pilate; The Flames of Rome, and The First Christmas: The True Yet Unfamiliar Story of Christ's Birth.
Francisco Ordaz (Illus)
Ordaz worked with George Lucas' company, Industrial Light and Magic, illustrating for films such as E.T. and Return of the Jedi. He illustrated the 1999 Gold Medallion winner.