Monday, September 20, 2010


Six Stories that Share the Smiles, the Heart, and the Hope of Christmas
by Robert J. Morgan
forward by David Jeremiah
Thomas Nelson Publishing

The stories are:
Ollie-A story of how a mix up turned into a wonderful Christmas of sharing.

Poet Boy- Christmas Eve, the Nativity told in a little different way, when a young man forgets his lines in a play.

Over My Dead Body-  A famous carver, and how a grandchild opened his eyes to God, and the Nativity Scene he carved that everyone wanted.

Five Quarters of a Mile- A blizzard, a child alone with his grandfather, who has a heart attack, and how the Nativity carved by the grandfather's grandfather saved them.

Nativity Seen Smiling- A pre Christmas wedding, a honeymoon that goes badly, and a young couple whose marriage starts off on the wrong foot, and how a a Nativity Scene helps them back on the right road.

Sugarplum and the Christmas Cradle-A story with a surprise ending, including a real live Nativity.

The first story, Ollie, had me in tears very quickly, and I can bet that most of the others who read it, will shed a tear or two.    Poet Boy had tears rolling for a different reason, and you can really imagine that this is a true story.   

My first thought, this would make a great gift book and it will, but it is also a book that I will keep, and reread every Christmas.  All the stories are special, and touching in many different ways.

I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze, to read and review.  I received no other compensation.  All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

rowejd said...

Thanks for sharing the summaries here! I'm excited to read this to my family this year. Interesting that The Nativity Collection is available - signed by the author - at Rob Morgan's website.