Posted in 5 paws, christmas, Review on December 6, 2015

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A Rare Nativity

by Sam Beeson, Photographs by Terral Cochran, Nina Cochran

On Sale Date: September 8, 2015
9781629720623/HC/All Ages $17.99


A visual artist’s unforgettable twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” using photographs of ordinary objects of trash — rusty rough-hewn nails, shards of glass, broken tools —sent along with messages of revenge against an enemy which are all sent back from the enemy assembled into a traditional Nativity crèche and an unexpected request from the enemy: Forgiveness. Author Sam Beeson asks us to completely change the paradigm of spending and gift-giving during the holidays and invites us to grant open-hearted forgiveness as the greatest gift we can offer during Christmas.


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This is a different twist on the 12 Days of Christmas. It starts off with someone giving their “enemy” bits and pieces of broken items. But what the narrator doesn’t know is that their “enemy” is going to turn those bits and pieces into beautiful works of art. But there is more to the story, it is also about forgiveness and acceptance and remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

On top of the short but poignant story are amazing images illustrating what was given in anger and what was given back in humility.

This book would make a great gift for anyone that enjoys beautiful photography and the story is a reminder to all that no one is perfect.

We give this 5 paws up