As we prepare to move into November and December, I thought I would resurrect a previously-published blog series on THE NATIVITY STORY.  You may remember that this movie opened in 2006, but the movie and my novelization of the film are both still available. (The movie is on DVD, of course.)

You may recall that in May 2006 I got a call last May from Tyndale House–the film was being produced by New Line Cinema, and Tyndale wanted to know if I would take the screen play and write a novel from it. A rush job, but I’d just written MAGDALENE, and all my first-century research was still in my head. So I jumped at the opportunity, I loved the script, and wrote the novelization in a matter of weeks. Not such a tough gig–the story was already plotted. (VBG).

Anyway, enjoy this week of videos. And make plans now to watch THE NATIVITY STORY with your family and friends. What a wonderful way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!



  1. Suzanne Schaffer

    Now I am really excited to see that movie! Thanks for sharing

  2. Melissa

    excited about seeing the movie. Charley and Babe look like they could be photo shopped in because they’re so big next to you sitting on the floor. they could be gentle but for some reson their size would be intimidating to get used to.

  3. Doni Brinkman

    I LOVED Mandisa and I thought she got robbed! I was voting for her! Hoping she will sing at a Women of Faith conference some year :). Go ahead and pass that hint on if you remember LOL!

  4. Jackie Castle

    I saw the movie. Didn’t know you had written the book to go along with it. I’m going to have to find it. Loved the movie. So cool!


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