The Christmas Journey

The Christmas Journey

The eighty-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. As books go out of print and stories fade from memory, the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world. Donna VanLiere?s retelling shows that the story of the Nativity is The eighty-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. ...

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Title:The Christmas Journey
Author:Donna VanLiere
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Genres:Holiday
ISBN:The Christmas Journey
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Audio CD
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The Christmas Journey Reviews

  • Greg
    Nov 17, 2010
    Interesting take on the traditional Christmas story. We (believers) don't often consider the details of what it must have been like in reality for the teenage Mary, young mother of the Savior of all mankind. In the Jewish society of her day, it would have been a terrible thing indeed t...
  • Julianna
    Dec 18, 2014
    Reviewed for THC Reviews So much can get lost in the commercial hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday that it's nice to take a step back and remember the real reason for the season. That's exactly what Donna VanLiere has endeavored to accomplish in The Christmas Journey. The stor...
  • Megan
    Dec 30, 2018
    Short but sweet. ...
  • Kathy
    Dec 04, 2010
    This short book describes a little of what it must have really been like for Mary and Joseph to travel to Bethlehem with Mary ready to give birth. Having had 5 children it made me appreciate the reality of what they must have gone through. Traveling eighty miles on the back of a donkey...
  • Cheryl
    Dec 04, 2010
    So we are all familiar with the story of Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus but what version of this story are you familiar with? There is only one true story. With Christmas being so commercialized like any other holiday, we may all sometimes forget the true meaning of Christmas. Aut...
  • Loraine
    Dec 10, 2012
    Donna VanLiere always give us something for Christmas that is fantastic. The Christmas Journey is the retelling of the Nativity Story but with a much more realistic presentation. As she says, "No glamorized, sanitized, commercialized version". From cow patties to scratchy, smelly hay t...
  • Tina
    Dec 28, 2018
    Okay, so, I have become this year of 2018 a HUGE fan of Donna VanLiere's work...this has been evidenced by the fact that this is #6 of the Christmas series that I have read! (And, I intend to finish the series prior to the stroke of midnight 1/1/19!!!) This story is one of familiari...
  • Julie Barrett
    Mar 27, 2018
    The Christmas journey by Donna VanLiere Story of the night Christ was born and what obstacles they had to overcome to even get a spot in the manger. I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ...
  • Cafelilybookreviews
    Dec 14, 2010
    Written as a narrative for a church banquet several years ago, The Christmas Journey by Donna VanLiere invites readers to break away from the consumerism and industrial marketing of Christmas. This simple yet profound book takes us back to the true meaning of Christmas and helps ...
  • Deann Doolittle
    Nov 25, 2018
    Good read to share with family during the Christmas season. ...
  • Culleen
    Dec 22, 2015
    wonderful story of Joseph and Mary's journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus. ...
  • Sharon
    Nov 28, 2017
    This is a very touching and inspirational re-telling of the Nativity through the eyes of Mary and Joseph on their long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The illustrations are beautiful and add so much meaning and symbolism to this story. I have added this to my list of Christmas must...
  • Lori Henrich
    Apr 05, 2013
    This is the retelling of the story of the birth of Christ. It is told in a manner to help us understand the discomfort and pain that Mary went through. The book gives the story from the Bible in the beginning then retells it in a more modern way. I like this. Sometimes it is easy to...
  • Lesley
    Nov 06, 2018
    26% in before the story even started, and then it was read within 10 mins. It was a lovely interpretation of the Christmas birth for children, but I would question the need to publish this as a book...a preface to the first book in the series would have been more than adequate. ...
  • Rebecca Hayes
    Dec 08, 2017
    This book isn't what I expected. I should have read the jacket a little closer before I started reading. If I had, I wouldn't have picked it up. I've no issue with her writing ability. The problem I have is with the story itself. As a rule I don't read stories where someone takes...
  • Kate
    Dec 26, 2017
    3.5/5 Really quick book. A more detailed and narrative version of the classic nativity story. ...
  • Christie Brumley
    Dec 06, 2016
    A perfect book that depicts the true meaning of Christmas and what really happened on that holiest of nights in Bethlehem ...
  • Sherri Anderson
    Dec 20, 2018
    Tired of the commercialism of Christmas. Read the story of the world's greatest gift. Feel the wonder and the love.. ...
  • Heather
    Oct 24, 2018
    The book starts off with the Nativity story, as simple as that. Then it is followed by an introduction that tells about Donna VanLiere's heart in this book, which she first wrote for Christmas church banquet. This book did a wonderfully beautiful job of expanding on the story. It made...
  • Monica Guymon
    Dec 03, 2017
    What a great reminder that Mary DID deliver our Savior and felt the pains that we do through childbirth. More so since she was in a stable on the floor instead of a bed somewhere with modern conveniences. I am so grateful for her and for Joseph who patiently and lovingly stayed by her ...
  • Laura
    Dec 04, 2018
    This is an extremely short, speculative, retelling of the nativity story. The author tried to express the discomfort and fear that Mary and Joseph may have felt during their travels and also as they endured the possible realities of giving birth to Christ in a stable. On one hand I rea...
  • Gina Shupp
    Oct 02, 2016
    This book was very short but sweet, story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of the Christ child. ...
  • Kyla Daniels
    Dec 18, 2017
    This story did a fantastiv job of describing in detail the birth of Jesus. ...
  • Kelly
    Dec 08, 2017
    I think EVERY PERSON ALIVE should read this book! It puts the Christmas story in a much more accurate but less pretty light. God really inspired her to write this. It?s very short, so it wo?t take much time, but I would seriously encourage everyone to read it. ...
  • Alexandra
    Dec 03, 2018
    This was a wonderful, quick read. I finished in under 30 minutes on my train ride home last week. Essentially, it is a retelling of the story of Christmas -- where Joseph and Mary trek to Bethlehem, and the wonderful miracle that happens during their travels. I loved the perspective of...
  • Elizabeth Meadows
    Dec 03, 2017
    This is a beautiful little book. It really brings the nativity story to life. The audio is narrated by the author who does a wonderful job. ...
  • Melody
    Nov 20, 2018
    I love Donna VanLiere's work, and this little story is no exception. ...
  • Nancy Holte
    Dec 20, 2018
    It's really more of a booklet-26 minutes on audible. But, a great look at what it might have been like for Mary and Joseph as they traveled to Bethlehem, and as Mary gave birth in a stable. Some things I haven't thought of before as I've listened to the "cleaned-up" version of what it ...
  • Ruth E.
    Jan 06, 2018
    Good book. Very realistic. Made the Christmas story more than just a "pretty picture". ...
  • Shannon Girvin
    Dec 19, 2018
    The author does a really good job of telling the account of Christ's birth through the eyes and narrative of Mary and Joseph. ...