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  • Kid sitting on grandparent's lap reading at Christmas

    The Best Nativity Books for Children

    If you are a parent or grandparent, one of most pleasant parts of the Christmas season can be talking with your young children about night Jesus was born. The story of the first Christmas is magical, and children love hearing it again and again. They also enjoy acting out the events of that Holy Night

  • nativity set in Japan missionary yard

    Christian Missionary in Japan Uses Nativity Scene to Reach Community

    Peter O’Neill has served as an American missionary in Asia for more than three decades. In the early 1980s, Peter lived and taught at a university in Beijing and helped bring the Gospel to Communist China. For the past 23 years, he and his wife, Atsuko, have served in a Japanese community about two hours

  • Children performing manger scene with live animals

    The History of Live Nativities: From Sacrilegious Plays to Beloved Tradition

    Although live dramatizations of the Nativity were popular during the Middle Ages, they began to decline in popularity by the end of the era. One reason was that Church authorities denounced the humor that was sometimes added into the presentations. In addition, Protestant Reformers disapproved of theatrical performances in general. In England, for example, the

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