Through narration and artistry, this tapestry of history, tradition and scripture restores the imagination, wonder and awe of the most familiar Story of our faith. It was said by Lewis that through George MacDonald, God baptized his imagination. For us to ever come into the fullness of knowing God and living in His Kingdom, our imagination needs to be baptized and restored. This book is a great step. I have found myself returning to it every Christmas season for nearly a decade. And with every return it leads my once again back to the Scriputures with renewed longing and hope. The ancient stories of Simeon, Anna, Zechariah, even the Inn Keepers are brought to light with the wonder and hope of all that is possible for us through the Incarnation. It is a must read for Christmas with the family.
The following is the description from Amazon:
In ten stirring vignettes, bestselling author Richard Exley tells the Nativity story through the eyes of the real-life biblical characters who were there–Mary and Joseph, the innkeeper, the Magi, the shepherds, even King Herod. Filled with full-color illustrations, The Indescribable Gift will deepen every reader’s faith with its compelling revelation of God’s unimaginable gift to mankind.