While I'm a huge fan of having markers in our lives and "festivals" times we celebrate significant events of our faith or national history, the disadvantage is that at times it all becomes a bit familiar. Especially when it's built into your life from a young age. I know I'm not alone. For anyone who has ever grown up on Bible stories, we sometimes forget that we believe these stories, that they happened to flesh and blood people who had less access to technology and historical accounts than ourselves.
I believe the Christmas story is true, every last detail as recorded in the Bible implausible though it seems, and yet sometimes they feel more like folk tales than truth.
What I love about the little book Touching Wonder is that John Blase tries to remind us that these were human beings, struggling with the same issues of faith we do, the same life and death circumstances. He opens each section with a passage from the Message of the Christmas story, and then includes some creative prose of what that person might have been thinking and feeling. There are some lovely drawings included along with hand written prayers. I read this little book relatively quickly, but it was perfect for this close to Christmas, and I found myself tearing up a bit as I read.
Things You might Want to Know: This book is intended for Christians
Source of Book: Received from publicist for review