The Story of the Other Wise Man: And Other Christmas Stories

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Ariel Press, Aug 1, 1990 - Religion - 128 pages
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The Story of the Other Wise Man has been a Christmas story of sacrifice and redemption that has been cherished by generation after generation since it was first published at the turn of the century. This new edition includes the full text of Henry van Dyke's classic tale, plus three other Christmas stories by van Dyke:

The Christmas Angel, a retelling of the story of how the angels came to announce the birth of the Christ.

The Lost Word, a story of an early Christmas and the healing power of divine knowledge.

The Spirit of Christmas, an essay on the spirit of Christmas living and Christmas giving.

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A classic Christmas reminder

User Review  - David Gough -

Investing an hour each Christmas season to read Henry Van Dyke's classic tale of "the other wise man" takes our minds away from the crass commercialization of the season and reminds us of the reason ... Read full review

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I read this short book/story for a challenge "a book set during Christmas." But it turned out to have a deeper and really nice message :) Read full review


The Story of the Other Wise Man
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Henry van Dyke was an American religious writer, lecturer, and clergyman. Educated at the Theological Seminary at Princeton University, van Dyke returned to the school after his graduation as a Professor of English Literature and became an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1913 he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson, his former classmate, as the ambassador to the Netherlands and Luxembourg, a job that he maintained throughout the First World War. His most famous short stories include "The Story of the Other Wise Man" and "The First Christmas Tree," which, like many of his other works, centered around moral and religious themes. After a lifetime of public service and religious leadership, Henry van Dyke died in 1933 at the age of 80.

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