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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna VanLiere Narrator: Donna VanLiere Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781427210319
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The eighty-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. As books go out of print and stories fade from memory, the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world. Donna VanLiere’s retelling shows that the story of the Nativity is alive in our modern world.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loraine | 2/7/2014

    " Donna VanLiere always give us something for Christmas that is fantastic. The Christmas Journey is the retelling of the Nativity Story but with a much more realistic presentation. As she says, "No glamorized, sanitized, commercialized version". From cow patties to scratchy, smelly hay to an anxious, unprepared husband, accompanied by wonderful illustrations, this story tells of the birth of the Christ child with truth and reality. It is a very short read (about 30 mins), and I think would be a wonderful family book to read aloud every single Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 1/29/2014

    " I thought it was a creative take on the original story. It added depth by focusing on Mary and Joseph's worries and anticipation. Great book for bringing the focus of Christmas where it should be. Worth reading and would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/25/2014

    " ok. Supposed to be an updated telling of the birth of Jesus but it fails to draw you in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/24/2014

    " This is a little short book that looks like it might be for children. IT'S NOT! The story from Luke is given on the first few pages and then the author takes the scriptures and makes a story from them telling about the feeling, hopes, fears, etc of Mary and Joseph. It brings the story to life and makes it very real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/22/2014

    " Love the realistic view of the birth of Christ. We do tend to "clean" it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniella Kinney | 1/19/2014

    " it was a really sweet Story :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/20/2013

    " It only took me about 20 minutes to read this book. The author added illustrations and wrote a narrative of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Christ. I cried while reading it. I have never really thought much about how difficult the journey must have been for Mary, riding on a donkey while at a full term pregnancy. Of course we don't know what exactly Mary and Joseph's conversation may have been while traveling to Bethlehem, but I really enjoyed thinking of things from Mary and Joseph's point of view. This is a great book to read at Christmastime or any time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/17/2013

    " This is a beautiful retelling of the nativity story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 12/17/2013

    " This was a great short nativity story that didn't gloss over the hard realities of life during that time. The story was supplemented with some nice artwork. Worth the read and something I will be reading to my children when they are older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 12/1/2013

    " A modern retelling of the Christmas story. Made me FEEL and EXPERIENCE what Joseph and Mary felt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wiley | 11/25/2013

    " AuthorsOnTheWeb Internet Marketing/Publicity campaign for St. Martin's Press. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 11/24/2013

    " Only one CD very short story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 11/10/2013

    " Very short read but makes you really think about what a miracle Jesus's birth was and is still today. Mary had none of the luxuries we have today when we have a baby but she did it.....great book and great artwork! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 8/25/2013

    " Very short story,perfect for sharing with your children, reminding us that when Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem and the Christ child was born, it wasn't easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckey | 3/5/2013

    " I LOVED this book. But then again I love anything from Donna VanLiere! It was a short easy and beautiful read...took me about 45 minutes to an hour. I will be sending this to my mom for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 10/29/2012

    " Beautiful illustrations stretch this tiny gift book into a one hour reflection on Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lonnie | 5/12/2012

    " A touching little book that reminded me of what Christmas is really all about... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Dorsey | 3/21/2012

    " I was very disappointed in this book. not because of the content but becase of the length. this book was way too short tor the price I paid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassity | 12/28/2011

    " This was a beautiful version of the birth of our Savior - very real and touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 5/11/2011

    " Love the realistic view of the birth of Christ. We do tend to "clean" it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassity | 1/25/2011

    " This was a beautiful version of the birth of our Savior - very real and touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/24/2011

    " This was a great short nativity story that didn't gloss over the hard realities of life during that time. The story was supplemented with some nice artwork. Worth the read and something I will be reading to my children when they are older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wiley | 1/16/2011

    " AuthorsOnTheWeb Internet Marketing/Publicity campaign for St. Martin's Press. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 12/18/2010

    " Very short read but makes you really think about what a miracle Jesus's birth was and is still today. Mary had none of the luxuries we have today when we have a baby but she did it.....great book and great artwork! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 12/12/2010

    " ok. Supposed to be an updated telling of the birth of Jesus but it fails to draw you in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/10/2010

    " Author retells the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary and Joseph and what they must have been thinking and feeling as the events of that time took place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 12/5/2010

    " Only one CD very short story "

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About the Author
Author Donna VanLiereDonna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Her much-loved Christmas Hope series includes The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies for CBS Television, The Christmas Secret, The Christmas Journey and The Christmas Hope, which was adapted into a film by Lifetime. She is also the author of The Angels of Morgan Hill and Finding Grace. VanLiere is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction, and a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. She is a gifted speaker speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.