One wintry night

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Baker Books, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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A young boy is lost in the woods one wintry night and is rescued by a woman who brings him into a warm, cozy cabin. By the blazing fire, she quiets him and weaves through his imagination the story of a child who fulfilled the promise God had made from the beginning of the world.

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"One Wintry Night" by Ruth Bell Graham. The book is published by Baker Books and lavishly illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson. It is the retelling of Jesus' birth within the prophetic context ... Read full review

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I've had this book since I was really little. Every year, my mom used to read it to me. It basically takes you through the bible from Adam & Eve through the crucifixion. The illustrations are really ... Read full review


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About the Author Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007) was a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, and the wife of well-known evangelist Billy Graham. She authored a number of books, including Ruth Bell Graham's Collected Poems and Prodigals and Those Who Love Them. About the Illustrator Richard Jesse Watson is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books. His recent version of The Night Before Christmas was a New York Times bestseller, and his Tom Thumb was given the Golden Kite Award by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Watson studied art at Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design. He has worked as a graphic designer for World Vision International, an illustrator for Hallmark Cards, and as a freelance artist. His originals can be seen at his art gallery in Port Townsend, Washington and on his website at

Richard Jess Watson has illustrated several distinguished children's books, including Tom Thumb, a Booklist Editor's Choice, and One Wintry Night, by Ruth Bell Graham, which won the C.S. Lewis Gold Medal in 1995. he lives in Hollywood, California.