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A Misreadbible Christmas

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The Nativity

During the reign of King Herod of Judea, an unwed teenage virgin called Mary is impregnated with a magical baby by the Holy Spirit. This doesn’t sit well with her fiancé Joseph so naturally he dumps her. When the couple reconcile, they have to travel to Bethlehem for a preposterous census, and Mary ends up giving birth in a stable. Meanwhile, a group of stargazing magi, who come traipsing hundreds of miles after a star, inadvertently inform the king of Judaea of the Messiah’s birth.
Herod’s Christmas Carol

King Herod, the infamous baby massacring tyrant of the nativity, is recast as Scrooge. On the day that would come to be known as Christmas Eve, he is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife Mariamne who has come to deliver a warning. He is visited by three further spirits who take him on a journey to his past, present, and future. Will the king heed the spirits’ message and mend his ways, or will he forever be the villain that the Bible portrays him to be?

Parodies of A Visit from St. Nicholas and a selection of Christmas carols, and some nativity themed tweets.

86 pages, Kindle Edition

Published October 4, 2019

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J.R. Eldridge

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J.R. Eldridge is a British satirical fiction author with a fascination for religion and the absurd mythology that surrounds it. He especially enjoys poking fun at it. He began writing joke Bible verses on Twitter, and eventually moved on to writing parodies of Bible stories. He collected some of these in his MisreadBible series.

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September 9, 2019
After having read and liked the tweets of J.R. Eldridge, couldn't wait to read this book.
Thankfully, he gave me a free copy to read and review.
It's funny, a bit silly and really does make you think on how messed up the whole Christmas story is.

Will definitely be getting some strange looks when singing along to carols this year....... oh dear.
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November 9, 2021
This was a hoot! There can be only one! I can't wait to share it with my husband.lol Joshua Saxon was a terrific narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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