From the back: The Christmas Nativity is ‘the greatest story every told’. Every year, it is shared and performed a million times in a wide variety of settings and languages. While pondering what part of the story hasn’t been told, I thought of the women who might have been called on to help Mary that night. I wondered about the spiritual experience they might have had. While the Bible doesn’t say others were present, it is reasonable to think that they might have been.

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.

My comments: When I think that there isn’t another way the Christmas story can be told, lo and behold there IS – by the viewpoint of midwives–and two of them – Rebecca and Rachel. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to share it with my granddaughters and grandson during the holiday season.  A book like this can be used to begin new holiday traditions. I never really thought about midwives being present at the birth of Jesus, but why not? They are not mentioned at all. I always thought Joseph delivered the baby, but maybe not? The illustrations in this book are very nostalgic, so I like them for that reason. This is a great addition to any child’s Christmas library.

I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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