Tuesday, November 3, 2015

On Tour: A Rare Nativity by Sam Beeson and a Giveaway!

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A Rare Nativity

A Rare Nativity

A Rare Nativity by Sam Besson
Print, 32 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Ensign Peak

We have all heard the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, and we have all seen the traditional Christmas crèche. Now, author Sam Beeson and photographers Nina and Terral Cochran combine these two classic Christmas icons to create A Rare Nativity.

Upon reading the first lines of the book, it is clear the narrator holds a bitter grudge as he sends his enemy crude and discarded gifts: On the first night of Christmas I gave my enemy a briar from a tanglewood tree. On the second night of Christmas I gave my enemy two rotten eggs.

Night after night the gifts pile up shards of glass, rusty nails, gnarled twigs, and more. What the narrator s enemy decides to do with each of these odious gifts is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. The photographic creation of the rare nativity at the end of the book is both a work of art and a wonder to behold.

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My thoughts about A Rare Nativity ~~

Wow! What a unique and powerful message in such a short, beautiful book. The author gives us his spin of the Twelve Days of Christmas and imparts a wonderful message about how we should love our enemies. The narrator gives nasty gifts to his enemy but the enemy turns it around and returns a beautiful nativity scene. Good truly can come from bad.

This book was not at all what I was expecting and at first it threw me. After I realized what the message was that the writer was trying to convey, it made sense to me and I realized how beautiful this short little book was. I love the uniqueness of his interpretation of the nativity scene.

A Rare Nativity would make a great addition to a family's Christmas book collection, to be enjoyed each and every year.    

About the Author

Sam Beeson gives himself annual writing assignments. In 2005, he wrote a poem a day. In 2007, he wrote about his wife every day. In 2015, each day he wrote a handwritten letter to someone new. Sam teaches high school English and loves reading the journals of his ancestors.

$25 Blog Tour giveaway

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Ends 11/11/15

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com eGift Card or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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