The Prophet, the Shepherd & the StarBook - 2010
A talking, musical scroll, a pigeon-flying-camel-driving mouse, a writing cat, a courageous lamb and two lion-fighting dogs provide non-stop action in this adventure that makes the Christmas story live as it never has before. Readers will be astounded at the accuracy and perfection of the prophecies and the unfolding of God's plan to bring Jesus into the world.The seven-hundred year mission begins long before the Nativity, as animal friends Max, Liz, Al, Kate and Nigel work with Isaiah who prophesies about the coming Messiah. The team intervenes with the Assyrians that threaten to take Jerusalem and prove Isaiah's prophecies false. They go with faithful Daniel and friends into the Babylonian captivity for the heart pounding thrills of the fiery furnace and the lions' den. They meet Gabriel as he appears to Daniel, and hide away a secret scroll of prophecy for the Wise Men to some day discover as they study the Star.The book climaxes with the unfolding Christmas story as the animals once again see Gabriel with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds. Experience the hardships of Mary and Joseph as they obediently accept their calling to parent Messiah. Gain joy from watching God provide for their every need with a lovable Jewish rabbi who dares to believe them, and an unlikely Roman soldier who protects them. The Shepherds and the Wise Men never know their steps are guided by these small animals that lead them to baby Jesus. Relentless in his pursuit is the evil lion who seeks to devour them and stop the unfolding events leading to Messiah's birth.
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