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The Very First Christmas Paperback – Picture Book, August 1, 2003

4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

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Best-selling author and award-winning historian Paul L. Maier takes us beyond the traditions to the real people, places, and events of the first Christmas, to the land of Palestine in the first century where secular history and up-to-date discoveries add a fresh dimension to the well-known accounts in Matthew's and Luke's gospels. --Christian News

This book contains a fresh perspective, adding depth to the simple biblical narrative. For Christians, it provides historical underpinning to the story of Christ's coming into the world. For others, it offers interesting insights into the facts and myths behind the holiday that no one - at least in the United States - can ignore. --Bob Reeves, Lincoln Star Journal

This is an excellent pictorial book that details the events and circumstances surrounding the birth of Christ. It helps to clarify some of the common misconceptions that have become part of Christmas lore, and it gives details that expand the understanding of the historical background 2000 years ago. --Paul Virtue, Get to the Pointe

About the Author

Paul L. Maier is the award-winning professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University. He is the author of numerous award-winning books ranging from children's books to historical texts. A recognized expert in church history, Dr. Maier speaks to a variety of groups and media outlets around the world.

Product details

  • Grade Level : 1 - 3
  • Item Weight : 1.59 ounces
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0758606168
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0758606167
  • Product Dimensions : 8 x 0.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Reading level : 4 - 8 years
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings
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