Secret of the Bethlehem Shepherds (Paperback)

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Secret of the Bethlehem Shepherds (Paperback)


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St. Luke 1/2 1/2 1/2s story of 1/2 1/2 1/2shepherds in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night 1/2 1/2 1/2 echoes in the hearts and minds of millions who have heard the story told and retold year after year.

Like most well-loved tales, the simple account of the adoration by the shepherds has grown and developed over the ages. Extra traditions have attached themselves to it. Charming characters and details have become part of the story. Beautiful preaching points have illuminated the tale and unlocked the story 1/2 1/2 1/2s deeper meanings. Many of these 1/2 1/2 1/2extras, 1/2 1/2 1/2 however, were conditioned by later cultural assumptions and colored by devotions removed from historical reality.

What are the true circumstances of the birth of Jesus Christ? What was Bethlehem like at the time of Jesus 1/2 1/2 1/2 birth, and why was the little village so important? How did Joseph and Mary meet, and why did they travel to Bethlehem? Were they really h

Fr. Dwight Longenecker was brought up as an Evangelical, studied at fundamentalist Bob Jones University, and later was ordained an Anglican priest in England. After ten years in the Anglican ministry as a curate, a chaplain at Cambridge, and a country parson, he was received into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1995. He is the author of more than twenty books on apologetics and Catholic faith and culture and has published hundreds of articles on websites, in magazines, and in newspapers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States. Browse his books, read his blog and be in touch at
Product Details ISBN: 9781644138045
ISBN-10: 1644138042
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English