What was Mary really like?
Ask Rivka the gossip.
She’ll happily tell you, even if she doesn’t know.
Poor Zechariah!
Fifty years old, his wife is expecting,
and a pregnant teenager has moved in.

How does he get a word in edgewise?
He doesn’t.
That’s what you get for arguing with an angel.
What would a childless old priest do if an angel promised him a baby? How
would a girl react to a humiliating role in history’s greatest miracle? What
was the world really like then? How could such a story possibly be true?

All we know about Jesus’ birth and childhood is in four chapters of the
Bible—chapters containing such unusual events and characters that they read
like a fairy tale. But perhaps the truth may become easier to believe by
seeing how these events could actually fit together with recorded history.

So take Sari, the feisty donkey, who has no problem dispatching
troublemakers with a swift kick. Toss in some real tyrants and invented
thieves. Let uninvited angels stir it up, and get ready for excitement!

The Christmas story like you’ve
never read it before…
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