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The handmaid and the carpenter

Berg's sweet, serene voice is perfect for narrating her retelling of the biblical story of Mary and Joseph. While remaining true to the traditional version of the story, Berg incorporates fictional details that will delight listeners. She vocalizes Christ's mother as a gentle, inquisitive, and beautiful young woman while Joseph is depicted as a strong and mature young man. The role of author as narrator benefits the listener by bringing the intended feeling and emphasis to each phrase. Berg vividly captures the hopes and fears of the young couple and makes it easy for the listener to visualize the courtship and its ensuing struggles. Both her text and narration are magical experiences.

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  • "A novel about love and trust, hope and belief, Elizabeth Berg invites us to reimagine the events of the classic Christmas story. Mary and Joseph meet, become betrothed, and face an unexpected pregnancy. They endure challenges to their relatioship as well as threats to their lives as they come to terms with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the birth of their child, Jesus. For Mary, the pregnancy is a divine miracle and privilege. For Joseph it is an ongoing test not only of his courage but of his faith, in his wife as well as in God."
  • "In this wonderful novel about love and trust, hope and belief, Elizabeth Berg, the bestselling author of We Are All Welcome Here and The Year of Pleasures, transports us to Nazareth in biblical times to reimagine the events of the classic Christmas story."
  • "Berg's sweet, serene voice is perfect for narrating her retelling of the biblical story of Mary and Joseph. While remaining true to the traditional version of the story, Berg incorporates fictional details that will delight listeners. She vocalizes Christ's mother as a gentle, inquisitive, and beautiful young woman while Joseph is depicted as a strong and mature young man. The role of author as narrator benefits the listener by bringing the intended feeling and emphasis to each phrase. Berg vividly captures the hopes and fears of the young couple and makes it easy for the listener to visualize the courtship and its ensuing struggles. Both her text and narration are magical experiences."@en
  • "A new rendition of the Christmas story follows a young couple, Mary and Joseph, who are planning to be married, only to be confronted by an unexpected pregnancy that for Mary is a miracle and for Joseph, a challenge to his faith in his wife and in God."@en
  • "A new rendition of the Christmas story follows a young couple, Mary and Joseph, who are planning to be married, only to be confronted by an unexpected pregnancy that for Mary is a miracle and for Joseph, a challenge to his faith in his wife and in God."
  • "In this wonderful novel about love and trust, hope and belief, Elizabeth Berg, the bestselling author of We Are All Welcome Here and The Year of Pleasures, transports us to Nazareth in biblical times to reimagine the events of the classic Christmas story. We see Mary'young, strong, and inquisitive'as she first meets Joseph, a serious-minded young carpenter who is steadfastly devoted to the religious traditions of their people. The two become betrothed, but are soon faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Aided by a great and abiding love, they endure challenges to their relationship as well as threats to their lives as they come to terms with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the birth of their child, Jesus. For Mary, the pregnancy is a divine miracle and a privilege. For Joseph, it is an ongoing test not only of his courage but of his faith'in his wife as well as in his God. Exquisitely written and imbued with the truthful emotions and richness of detail that have earned Elizabeth Berg a devoted readership, The Handmaid and the Carpenter explores lives touched profoundly by miracles large and small. This powerful and moving novel is destined to become a classic. From the Hardcover edition."@en

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  • "Christmas stories"@en
  • "Christmas stories"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Christian fiction"

http://schema.org/name

  • "The handmaid and the carpenter"@en
  • "The handmaid and the carpenter"
  • "The handmaid and the carpenter : a naovel"@en
  • "The handmaid and the carpenter : a novel"
  • "The handmaid and the carpenter : a novel"@en
  • "The Handmaid and the Carpenter"
  • "The Handmaid and the Carpenter"@en
  • "The Handmaid and the carpenter : a novel"@en
  • "The handmaid and the carpenter a novel"@en