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A charming, delightfully illustrated Russian folktale about a poor family who entertains an angel unawares. Although the story has a Christmas theme, it can be read at any time of the year, as an illustration of the text of Hebrews 13:2: "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." The classic folktale is retold by Alvin Aleksi Currier and is illustrated by Nadja Glazunova.Picture book for preschool and up.
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After many years as a Presbyterian clergyman, in 1975 Alexsi founded St. Herman's Hermitage and began a spiritual journey which concluded in his finding a home in the Orthodox Church. In addition to his work as an artist and writer, he travels widely and organizes pilgrimages in Eastern Europe for others to experience Orthodoxy from the inside out.Review:
In The Miraculous Child, Alvin Aleksi Currier ably retells a Christmas folktale from old Russia. With colorful and stylistically appropriate illustrations by Nadezda Glazunova, The Miraculous Child is a timeless tale of a poor Russian family in a humble log home where a woodcutter, his mother, wife and children have almost nothing to eat, very little to trade or sell, and nothing for the Christmas Feast. The woodcutter encounters a little boy out in a field, shivering and cold. When he brings the lad into his home to share what little poor fare the family has, they discover that it's an angel they have invited in from the cold and a Christmas Feast is held that will never be forgotten. Very highly recommended for the Christmas and folktale collections at grade schools and in community library collections. --Amazon
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Book Description Conciliar Press, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111888212209
Book Description Conciliar Press, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. paperback. Seller Inventory # DADAX1888212209