Most people know the story of Joseph and Mary, but what about the others who came to the manger? What are their stories? What gifts did they bear? At the Manger: The Stories of Those Who Were There is a collection of fictional tales that captures the spirit of charity and humility the birth of Christ is meant to teach. These stores share the gentle reminder that giving is an act of love and ennobles us most when it is a gift of self.
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“Rarely has [the Christmas story] been done as well as in Orullian’s beautifully written anthology . . . Here we are asked to conjecture how ordinary people might have responded to Yeshua’s birth—and by extension, how we would respond.”
— Publisher’s Weekly
“Orullian creatively and imaginatively paints fictional portraits of various Bethlehem citizens to create a larger of Bethlehem and the power of love.”
— CRA Marketplace
“An enchanting retelling of the Christmas story from the perspective of various people who visited the babe in the manger.”
— The Seattle Post Intelligencer