3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Thoughtful, spiritual and beautiful interpretation of the Nativity,
This review is from: How Far to Bethlehem? (Kindle Edition)
I first read 'How Far to Bethlehem' when I was 14 and fell in love with all of the characters. Norah Lofts has given a back-story to all of the characters in the Christmas Nativity from the shepherds to the donkey.
She weaves in surprising aspects - including a very controversial alternative view of how Mary got pregnant but the author's own, simple faith in miracles shines through all the way. As in all Norah Lofts books there is suffering and redemption and self-knowledge. Very beautifully-written, moving and probably the perfect gift for Christmas to anyone in the Christian community - or anyone who loves the Nativity story without a particular faith.