Recitations and readings for all ages; stories, service ideas, monologues, 2 sketches: Shopping for Jesus 8 minutes, about 5 teens who discover that whatever they do for Jesus they give to Jesus, and all year - not just at Christmas. Four Maps to Bethlehem takes 45 minutes to 1 hour about 10 yr. old Joseph who learns that if he puts Jesus first (before his spaceships), He'll be more real and more important than anything else. During this play, the story of the manger, shepherds and heavenly host is told and carols are sung.
(Lillenas Publications). The angelic pronouncements, the courageous characters, the brilliant star no holiday holds a candle to the wonder of Christmas. But all the fanfare is meaningless without exalting Jesus, our infant Savior, God in a manger. Boldly proclaim the hope of Christ with this newest installment of Christmas recitations and scripts for all ages, including Marion Arthur Kirby's comical one-act play Four Maps to Bethlehem .