- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 908 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tree of Life Publishing; Kindle edition (21 Aug. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005IGV8N4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How Far to Bethlehem? Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
To anyone interested in the birth of Christ story - out of casual interest, or faith - this will be a fascinating "read".
Not only are the major characters of Mary and Joseph covered, in their journey to Bethlehem, but also the individual stories of the Wisemen before they met together, and completed their joint mission. Among these major threads of the story, are many of the incidental characters we are familiar with - all brought magically to life, and playing their parts, thanks to the skill and imagination of Ms. Lofts.
This book is a work of fiction - based on the Bible story familiar to us, and it's up to each reader to make of it what they will, but it's an enjoyable living story in itself, and for the price of a paperback, a worthwhile purchase.
It's a lovely interesting version of the timeless story of the Nativity, with particular concentration on the way in which the three "wise men" come together and find their way to Bethlehem.
The characters are beautifully drawn and engage our interest and sympathy, and the background is well researched. I loved it just as much this time around.
My only complaint would be that I'd love to know what happened to the three men afterwards!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very enjoyable read, an old story made believable. Each character came to life . once again Nora Lofts proved her gift.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
I always enjoy books that give a different view on what might have happened around the first Christmas, or any other well-known Biblical episode, without in any way detracting from... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Granny Smith
I would of preferred more detailed account of Mary and Joseph journey to Bethleham rather than loads of other insignificant details about the other characters in the story.... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anneliese Brown
I first read this many years ago and have re-read it so many times my paper backed copy has fallen apart! I am so glad to have it now on my kindle. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Carolyn Ellery
I wanted to read this in the weeks leading up to Christmas. I have always enjoyed books by this author and was not disappointed. Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2015 by Wenmarking
I return to this book nearly every year - it's a beautifully realised re-telling of the Christmas story, recounted in Norah Lofts's inimitable fashion. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2014 by Alison Weir
I first read this book more than 40 years ago and since then I have read it every Christmas. The late Nora Lofts wrote her version of the arrival of the three kings, and every time... Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2013 by Auntie Jan