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The First Miracle

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Based on a short story that first appeared in Archer's bestselling collectionA Quiver Full of Arrows, here is a beautifully illustrated Christmas treasureto delight children of all ages--one in which the story of the Nativity takesan unexpected turn. Full color.
Hardcover, 29 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1994)
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Dec 10, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Well for a book about 30 pages long it is just a joy to read. I have owned this book for about 16 years and just read it today. It's always been a part of my Christmas decorations at this time of year and that had been all.

This is a story of a 13-year old Roman boy and covers part of one day in his life. Like any rambuncious boy that age, he has broken something of his mothers (a jar) and has eaten his father's pomengrate. His mother asks her son to run into town to make a purchase for her and
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Jul 18, 2012 Nagaraj Prasadh rated it it was amazing
What else can be expected from a master storyteller. Tomorrow it would be 1 AD !

Lord Archer manages to keep the pages turning fast and just when you think that the story is going nowhere and about to end it comes to you. One line of 9 words tell the tale. How effortlessly he blends fiction and faith can only be realized once you read this.

Simply unmatched, there are so many giveaways that makes you think that you have read or heard of this story before - but as I often say, no one does it like
Jul 03, 2013 M rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of all Jeffrey Archer books and although I'm not a religious person by any means, I think he was able to tell a great story here, one that young and old alike can appreciate and learn from. Archer tells of Jesus' coming but with the usual Archer twist. Any fan of Archer should not pass this one up. It's a hard book to explain without spoiling some of the plots, just don't let the religious twist keep you from reading it if religion isn't your thing.
Nov 09, 2011 Monika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's a story about a boy who was in Bethlehem when Virgin Mary and Joseph arrived. It's quite short and I was thinking what's the purpose of this story but -in the end- it does make you think about it. Good twist. I liked it.
Dec 11, 2012 P rated it it was amazing
I love reading this story each year at Christmastime. Such wonderful Christian symbolism and gives a unique view of the Nativity.

Thanks, Mom, for introducing it to me almost 20 years ago.
Jan 02, 2011 Jean rated it really liked it
A very different, little Christmas story with a surprising twist!
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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.

He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married
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