Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: The Nativity Collection

For those who believe it's never too early to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, pastor and author Robert Morgan's newest release will warm the heart with a peek into the true meaning and spirit of Christmas.

The Nativity Collection: Six Stories that Share the Smiles, the Heart, and the Hope of Christmas is a compilation of six short stories that Morgan wrote over the past six years to share on Christmas Eve with his congregation.

Sadly, Morgan's writing style is lacking in print because his stories are more focused on a rapidly-moving plot intended to be read aloud, on a tell-not-show kind of narrative that lacks much-needed character development. However, each story does end with an interesting twist, many times that the reader doesn't see coming.

With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the book's first two stories "Ollie" and "Poet Boy" but thought "Over My Dead Body" and "Five Quarters of a Mile" tried to shove too much plot into a short space that needed more development for readers to be able to relate to the characters.

Overall, the book is a nice purchase for a coffee-table piece, as a last-minute Christmas gift, or even as an easy read to get you in the Christmas spirit. High literature it is not, but then again, that's not what it is intended to be.

**I receive no compensation for my review, merely a complimentary copy of the book.

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