I'm sure you are familiar with the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". It's a song that is fun to sing and usually leaves you breathless at the end. :)
A Rare Nativity by Sam Beeson, is an unexpected twist to The Twelve Days of Christmas. It is clear that the writer holds a nasty grudge as he sends his worst enemy crude and unwanted gifts, gifts fit for the garbage.
"On the first night of Christmas I gave my enemy
a briar from a tanglewood tree.
On the second night of Christmas I gave my enemy
two rotten eggs."
Each night the gifts multiply - shards of glass, rusty nails, and more. How would the writer's enemy feel after receiving these horribly offensive gifts? Become angry? Hurt? Want revenge?
His response will surprise the reader and showcase the true meaning of Christmas! An act of forgiveness and a reminder of Jesus, who was sent as a sacrifice for our sins.
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him, shall not perish but have eternal life.
My Thoughts: This is a unique take on a traditional Christmas song. I loved the raw black and white pictures throughout and the special meaning at the end.
Find Out More: You can find out more online at Amazon. A Rare Nativity comes in a beautiful hardbound book for just $16.19. You can also find out more at Shadow Mountain Publishing.
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