I loved this book. We dont realize how much 'tradition' has changed what The Word says. After reading it I wanted to produce a Nativity play portraying things correctly. I think everyone should read it.
Warning, this booklet will crush some of your most loved parts of Christ's birth. Using historical information, archeological finds and the language of Christ's day a clearer picture of Bethleham is given. The booklet is written like a tract, so it's not something you'd share on christmas Eve with your family.
There is only one aspect of the Nativity that was missed from my perspective...that is Isaiah 66:7,8. "Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing?" Mary did not suffer to bring our Lord to this world.