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"I do not know where this little story came from--out of the air, perhaps. One thing is certain, it is not written in any other book, nor is it to be found among the ancient lore of the East. And yet I have never felt as if it were my own. It was a gift, and it seemed to me as if I knew the Giver."
--Henry Van Dyke
Long, long ago, a wise man named Artaban, a priest of the Magi, discerned from heavenly signs that the time was at hand for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy--the birth among the Hebrews of a holy Prince and Deliverer of Man. Hastening to join three fellow Magi for the long journey into Judaea, he paused to help a dying man and was left behind. And so Artaban began his pilgrimage alone, striking out not toward the realization of his life's deepest longing, as he hoped, but only toward misfortune and suffering. Or so he believed until one blessed, radiant moment.
With an introduction by Leo Buscaglia
Henry Van Dyke was a preacher, university professor, diplomat, poet, translator, and author of many inspirational writings. His most famous work is The Story of the Other Wise Man, one of the best loved and most inspiring of all Christmas classics, celebrating its triumphant centennial in 1996.See all Editorial Reviews
I ended up buying 4 of these. I have one and gave the others as beautiful gifts worthy of reading anytime.Published 1 month ago by S. JOSEPH
This is more of a young persons story . . . I thought. Story was too long and involved. Unfamiliar wording and phrases made it hard to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maggie
It's a classic. A precious story of our faith. Given as a gift.Published 4 months ago by The Old Red Hen
Henry Van Dyke's writings are timeless and heart warming. I am thankful that they are still being printed. It has inspired me to research and purchase other writings of his.Published 5 months ago by writer
Read book with my family for Epiphany. Great story!Published 6 months ago by Dr. Marie Pascoe Craig
Thjis is a good read...an old book I have one of the orginals from 1923... bought 4 copies to give as giftsPublished 6 months ago by clarkie