Oh my God.
I have just seen the most REAL and BEAUTIFUL telling of the birth of Christ.
I've grown up hearing the Christmas story.
And that can be a drawback, because when I hear "and this shall be a sign to you, you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger
" I don't visualize an actual Middle-Eastern manger, I visualize a 4th grade girl wearing a white sheet and a silver tinsel halo.
Nothing wrong with sweet 4th grade girls, but that image misses the beautiful reality of what really happened the night of Jesus' birth. This movie
brings it all back and makes it real.
Rent this movie this Christmas!
For me, The Nativity Story was a great way to gently push aside the evangelical traditional pageanty renditions of the story and see it again for the first time.-SW
Labels: Christmas, Church