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David C. Cook Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas

This retold story of Word made flesh based on Eugene Peterson's Message translation of Luke 1-2 invites readers to experience the Nativity story with eyes wide and hearts rejoicing. In Touching Wonder author John Blase explores the familiar event from multiple first-person viewpoints including a frightened teenage girl, a worried carpenter, a collection of senior citizens, and a disillusioned young shepherd.

The beautiful design and lively line drawings from Amanda Jolman make this a fitting gift as well as a Christmas tradition that families will treasure for years to come. 5 x 7; hardcover with jacket.

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Customer Reviews for Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
Review 1 for Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
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It was a touch of wonder!

Date:January 2, 2013
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Nance
Location:Escondido CA
Age:Over 65
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I gave the book to members of family and to friends for Christmas. Had many good responses to this big little book. Thank you. And thanks to Ann Voskamp for recommending it.
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Review 2 for Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
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Date:January 2, 2013
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Location:Florida
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This was an excellent tool to direct my focus and bring me to the center of what Christmas was really about. It was a very fresh and realistic approach that led me out of the modern Christmas chaos straight to the manger.
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Review 3 for Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
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Date:December 22, 2009
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Linda
John Blase describes the many characters in the reading of Jesus birth and brings them to life in his narration. He extols their doubts, fears, concerns, excitement, apprehension, rage, and hopefrom Speechless Zachariah all the way to Jerusalems Freedom Anna, the prophetess. You wont want to miss the rich characters he describes in between.What I like, in addition to his rendition of the story, are his personal prayers at the end of each characters portion. They bring the story into your own personal life to apply, as well as his own, challenging us all to make changes. Its not your ordinary Christmas Story book!I would appreciate the use of a different version of the Scriptures, but the book otherwise is a new, personal insight into Christmas.A free copy was supplied by Audra of The B&B Media Group for me to review. I review books for the purpose of encouraging others to read good fiction and non-fiction Christian books.
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Review 4 for Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
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Date:November 28, 2009
A short novella book featuring the human side of the birth of Christ. Each chapter leads with a verse/scene from Luke and then the human story, from the person's perspective, then a note from the author in the form of a letter to God (one wishes that the author had better penmanship). The birth of Christ has attained story-telling, mythic proportions these days and this little book brings it back to a humanized situation. A story of a family where an old man and an old woman suddenly receive the gift of a child and an unwed girl becomes pregnant, her fiance has to give up his dreams and become a father of someone else's child, and not only that but she has to give birth in a stinky stable. John Blase has succeeded in bring this story into the human perspective and turned the participants into real people rather than characters in a play.
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Review 5 for Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas
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Date:November 10, 2009
A small, nearly pocket sized book, nothing special to distinguish it from the outside as anything spectacular, UNTIL, you open it and begin reading. John Blase, has brought us the Christmas story, told in a way I have never heard or read before. Speaking/writing in the third person, he brings us the point of view of each of the individuals involved in the Christmas story, from Gabriel the angel, to the Shepherds in the field. From Zachariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph, even the point of view of an angel singing in the angelic host. Written with poetic beauty and simplicity, this book stirred my heart. A short simple book, a mere 122 pages long, but lovely artwork graces the pages, words of life flowed from the author. A well deserved 5 star rating. A book to be savored over and over again each year, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
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