|About the Book|
Everyone is welcome at the manger! All of us - even our dopey, sneezy, grumpy selves - are invited to come and seeJesus in the manger. Readers of every age will take away much from this clever, careful look at the birth of Jesus Christ,inspired byMoreEveryone is welcome at the manger! All of us - even our dopey, sneezy, grumpy selves - are invited to come and seeJesus in the manger. Readers of every age will take away much from this clever, careful look at the birth of Jesus Christ,inspired by Dr. Thurmans Christmas creche and the unlikely figures his little granddaughter added to the scene......Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman has always loved and collected nativity sets. One day his granddaughter, Dawson,was playing with one of his sets, and when she finished he noticed that there were some unexpected figuresin the scene. Besides the traditional Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Kings, Donkey, Sheep, and Camels there were now four dwarfs from a kids’ meal play set. Sneezy was keeping a respectable distance from the baby Jesus. Doc and Dopey were standing among the three Kings, and Grumpy was by the manger scowling.How appropriate that seemed! At the manger when Jesus was born, both rich and poor (Kings and Shepherds) were present. Folks may not be able to identify with the Kings and Shepherds, but most of us have at one time or another identified with the “Seven Dwarfs.” All of us – our dopey, sneezy selves and our uppity selves – are invited to come and see Jesus in the manger.In this book Dr. Thurman looks at each of the figurines in the nativity set, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and at others who historically might also have been present. He gives historical background and then helps to make some implications and applications for everyday life.This is for readers of all ages who want to know more about the characters who were present at the birth of Jesus Christ.