Book Review: The Midwife of Bethlehem by Shad Driggs

Title: The Midwife of Bethlehem

Author: Shad Driggs

Publisher: CM Color Printing

Release Date: November 2014

Book Summary:

A beautifully illustrated telling of the Christmas nativity through the eyes of the women who may have come to help Mary give birth. She would have known of the prophecies about the Messiah to be born in her town. As a spiritually attuned women, would she have known Jesus when he was born? And what kind of experience might she have had?

When I first heard of this book, I knew I wanted to read it. While never having used a midwife myself, I have given birth to 4 children. When we think of Christ’s birth, a midwife is not someone we usually picture, and is never portrayed in the nativity scenes you see. I’d like to believe though, that there was someone with medical knowledge there to help Mary and Joseph bring the Savior into the world.
The Midwife of Bethlehem is a very simple book, and doesn’t look to create a new nativity story. Rather it just adds an additional character into the scene, yet still simply in the background of a beautiful story.
Rating: 3.5 stars. It is a good book
Content: clean
Source: Review copy
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  1. kentuckygal50 says:

    Sounds really sweet!