“An imaginative retelling of Christmas for all ages!”
The month of December is nearly here, and this new book from The Good Book Co. is perfect for the child and/or teenager in your life—or really anyone who enjoys imagining what the Christmas story would feel like from the perspective of those living it. In The Promise and the Light, Katy Morgan takes readers on a journey through the perspectives of Joseph, Mary, and Zechariah, reliving the social expectations of ancient life, the unexpected interruptions of heavenly messengers, and the wonder surrounding the birth of the promised savior. Weaving together the well-known nativity stories with important Old Testament connections as well as imagined interactions, Morgan helps readers understand the significance of the Christmas story within history and feel the emotional weight of the Light that entered the world in the form of a baby.
Morgan writes, “Israel had been a land of promise, once. The Israelites had been led there by their God. They had settled, grown crops, raised children, fought wars, won victories… They had been a mighty nation, a contented people. But now blood seeped through the ground and fire crackled in the air. Thousands were led away as captives. All that remained was distress and fearful gloom. And yet… Into the darkness came—not light, no, not yet. But a promise…
The years became centuries. Still they waited. Not all of them, no, but some. There had been a promise, and it gave hope to those who remembered it. There was still so much darkness. But one day… one day, the promise said, there would be light.”