A moving story of the first witness
In writing a nativity story from the point of view of a boy who lives in the stable, Shirley Taylor has given us a vivid account of Christ’s birth and a motivating experience to readers and hearers, alike. Likely to become an ‘instant classic’ of Christian literature, this simple story will inspire thousands of retellings by pastors, Christian educators, parents and grandparents.
“I loved this fresh look at a familiar story, and the cat in the illustrations. It is important to tell old stories with new voices, otherwise we stop listening to them since we already think we know them.”
—Donald Davis, storyteller, author, and retired Methodist Pastor.
“Shirley Taylor’s story gives readers and hearers insight into the town of Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Christ. Wendell Hall’s illustrations help us imagine that scene wonderfully. the young homeless boy touches our hearts and imaginations. Not just for children, this is a read aloud book for all ages.”
—Lauretta Phillips, storyteller, author, radio & TV host
"A classic Christmas Eve book to share with children and grandchildren."
-- Dr. Herman Ginger
"History's most blessed and timeless event as seen through the eye of an innocent child - this book should be required reading for young and old.
-- Ronnie Stephenson, Forever Tymeless Treasures
40 Pages @ 8.5” x 11”
This is the second original bible-related story by Shirley Taylor, a lay Methodist writer. Taylor travels the country telling her inspiring stories that make Biblical events come to life for reader and hearers. A retired baker, Taylor lives with her husband Lee, near Altheimer, Arkansas.
Photo by Trish Ferrel