Book Review: The First Christmas Carol

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What would happen if Ebenezer Scrooge were at the birth of Jesus?  How would Scrooge be effected by the birth of the Christ Child?

That is exactly what the book The First Christmas Carol—A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle by Marianne Jordan explores.

Ebenezer is concerned with nothing but his pocketbook.  He owns a local inn in Bethlehem and demands that his assistant, Aaron, keep the place packed.   Aaron is overworked and underpaid, but still tries to find time for his family, especially his son Timothy.

When a young couple arrives from Nazareth, Aaron and his family seek to help them.  Risking his job, Aaron provides shelter in the stable.  However, Scrooge receives three nightly visitors that show him scenes not only from his life, but that of the coming Messiah.

Marianne Jordan

Marianne Jordan Scrooge gives the Holy Couple shelter in the stable.  However, Scrooge receives three nightly visitors that show him scenes not only from his life, but that of the coming Messiah.

Jordan seamlessly combines A Christmas Carol and THE Christmas Story of Jesus birth into a quick and enjoyable read.

She has clearly done her research to understand the customs of the first century Holy Land.

This is a great holiday read, to brighten your Christmas celebration.  At the same time, you will receive a new appreciation for the TRUE meaning of Christmas, be there to witness the birth of our Savior and have a great understanding of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus.

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