5 Stars Out Of 5
Thereâ€™s Something about Mary, the Virgin Mary
December 29, 2010
My favorite humor novelist decided to try his hand at a very serious subject in a very serious time_and hit a home run. Everyone wonders about the details of the story of Jesus Christ and every Christmas we wonder anew about the infant Christ. In Mary in Transit you don't have to wonder anymore. Don Bemis fills up the gaps in the infancy parts of Mary and Joseph's story well enough that the most curious should be happy. He takes the basic knowledge from the Gospels and turns them into a fun and informative novel that is peppered with his signature humor.
Mary is a fourteen year old girl with a serious problemâ€”she's pregnant and her own father and mother have kicked her out of the house. Her betrothed, Joseph won't listen to herâ€”he doesn't want to see her. The only ones who believe her wild story of an angel is her cousin Elizabeth and Elizabeth's husband Zechariah. In their old age, they are expecting too, and Zechariah found out what it means to disbelieve the word of the Almighty God.
We get to see the birth and infancy of Yeshua play out across Galilee, Judea, and Egypt. We get to see the details of Mary and Joseph's life and their experiences. We get to see the history of the times within the panoply of the world and with the light of the Messiah of the Lord God over everything. This book is a great read and especially great for the holidays. You'll want to share it not only during the Christmas season but at any time with all your friends and relations. I love Don's novels and I know you'll like this one.