[Christmas Countdown] Lo, How a Rose: The Nativity Story by J.R. Simmons @lovingthebook

Christmas Countdown with @lovingthebook

Day 4 Lo, How a Rose: The Nativity Story by J.R. Simmons


JR Simmons lives in Northern Utah with his wife and 4 boys.
He loves spending time with his family and coaching his kids in all of their
different sports. He is an avid gamer and is very excited that his boys are
picking up on his hobby. 
JR was recently introduced to triathlons and has since
found that he loves the sport. Most nights he can be found either sitting down
with a good game or hunched over his laptop writing.
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An ancient prophet, witness to unspeakable sorrow, is
called to deliver a message of hope.
A barren couple learns they will have a child in their old
age, a child who will prepare the way for the coming Lord.
A virgin conceives a miracle.
As Zacharias goes about his duties in the temple, a visit
from an angel brings unexpected but welcome news. The same angel appears to
newly betrothed Mary, and his words will change more than her life. His message
will change the world. From Hebron to Bethlehem to Nazareth, travel with the
mother of the Savior of the world and the people she knew. Become part of the
miracle and see the world where Jesus Christ was born. We all know how the
story ends, but in Lo, How a Rose, see how it all began.”


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Mary tried to shrug nonchalantly but spoiled the effect with a
foolish grin. Her father chuckled. Jacob was a well-respected man in Nazareth.
People often came from all over the territory to visit their small village just
for the opportunity to purchase his leatherwork. On occasion he would allow
Mary to visit the shop, and she had seen with her own eyes the wonders her
father was capable of creating.
“Of course you are. Who would not be on such a day?” Jacob teased,
but then his expression turned serious. “Joseph is a good man, Mary. He is
successful and he has an excellent head on his shoulders. I would not agree to
this engagement if I didn’t trust him.”
“I know, Papa,” Mary said, feeling the slight hint of a blush on
her cheeks. “He has been nothing but kind to me. I am sure he will make a fine
husband. I just hope that I will be a good wife for him.”
Her father waved that away. “Of course you will, child. Look at
the example you have grown up with. As a husband, I could not have asked for a
better wife, and now as a father, I could not ask for a finer daughter. You
just remember the things your mama has taught you and you will make a wonderful
“But―” Mary protested, her doubts sneaking through.
“But nothing! Do not forget that it was Heli who approached me. My
cousin wants nothing but the best for his son, and believe me, he has asked for
the best.”
Mary stood and wrapped her arms around her father’s neck. “Thank
you, Papa. You always know just what to say.”
“I bet if you asked your mama, she’d have a different opinion,” he
said with a laugh, gently dislodging himself and stepping away from the window.
“Now hurry along. You are not the only one in this house who is nervous. If you
don’t start helping your mama soon, we’ll both be in trouble.”
Mary’s grin was mischievous. “That might be fun to watch.”
“Bite your tongue, girl!” he growled playfully. “I’ve enough on my
plate this morning without catching an earful about a certain disobedient
daughter. You mind your mama!”
Mary made her eyes as big and innocent as possible. Jacob held his
glower for a moment, but then faltered.
“I pity that poor boy,” he muttered, turning away from the window.
“He has no idea what he is getting into.”
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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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