MARY OF NAZARETH by Esther Kellner

MARY OF NAZARETH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the March 1st bulletin, when scheduled for earlier publication, as follows: ""The story of the mother of Jesus is retold in all piety and pictures the wonder and humility, the torment and the fears that she knew throughout her son's life. As a girl of fourteen and unwed, she knows happiness when Joseph, the carpenter, also of the royal house of David, asks to marry her; she knows too, that the marvel of the Annunciation will demand all his love and understanding. The journey to Bethlehem, the birth in the stable, the flight into Egypt and the meeting with the Little Robber, have their ending in the return home to Nazareth where the little family can live as others do. But the boy's unusual development, the growing dedication to his destiny, and, as a man, the power and influence he achieves, leave Mary with the foreknowledge of prophesies to be filled, and finally to stand a lonely watch as his way leads to the cross. A sensitive feeling for the customs and traditions of the times, for the geography of the country and sights of the cities, a sense of definite character to those in Jesus' life, this gives a human touch to a familiar story.

Pub Date: Sept. 5th, 1958
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts