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When the King Was Carpenter

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Out of a life well-lived, the story of one family's adventures from the majestic beauty of Austria across the Atlantic to American freedom.

Immortalized on film in "The Sound of Music," Maria here allows the reader to really know who she was. The flight from danger to a new life in a new land helped anchor Maria's staunch faith in God.

This book presents years of research i
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Hardcover, 142 pages
Published June 1st 1976 by New Leaf Publishing Group (first published January 1st 1976)
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Julie Davis
Jan 26, 2013 Julie Davis rated it it was amazing
I discovered this poking around in the Kindle resources after seeing a book by Maria von Trapp was used by CatholicCulture.org for their Catholic living resources.

What a treasure this little book is. Unable to answer questions from her children about what Jesus ate for breakfast, von Trapp began asking priests and collecting books to find out about daily life for the Holy Family. She then wrote this account which, although simple, I find strangely riveting.

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Mary L.
Jul 16, 2015 Mary L. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maria has done her best to understand the life of Christ from the time he was born and to tell us what he must have lived like. This is a reprint (25th Anniversary Edition) or her two books Yesterday, Today and Forever, and When the King Was Carpenter. I really learned a lot about Jewish customs and life and felt her love for her Savior in reading this book. It is not an easy read and I found it best to just read a chapter or two a day and then savor what I had read.
Jeff Miller
Feb 18, 2015 Jeff Miller rated it it was amazing
So good.

Mix in some solid history of the customs of the Jewish people at the time of Jesus and apply them to the hidden years of Jesus and in this case you get an excellent meditation. I've read other things that have attempted this, but none that were better.
Scott Hayden
Hard to classify this book. Maria Von Trapp (yet, the same Maria as Sound of Music) was set upon this study one day when one of her daughters asked if Jesus would have to eat oatmeal. Since then, Maria gathered studies and put together an account of what Jesus' life might have been like as a boy. Drawing from various sources and Catholic tradition she walks through toddlerhood, boyhood, and young manhood weaving together probable typical Jewish lifestyle with Jesus' atypical identity and future ...more
Rachel
Apr 29, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book gave detailed descriptions of life in the times of Jesus. What their daily routines were, how they worshiped God, even what they ate back then. It was interesting to contemplate the details of Jesus' life that Christians may not think about. It made Him even more human and real to me, to think of the sacrifice it must've taken for Him to become human and go through the vulnerability of childhood, and then the daily mundane things of adulthood. What a wonderful and faithful woman Maria ...more
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Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp was the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Her story served as the inspiration for a 1956 German film that in turn inspired the Broadway musical The Sound of Music.—Source
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