How to Paint a Nativity Set on Pavestones
In this 40-page downloadable PDF, I
show you how to paint the nativity set pictured at right which includes a brick manger, rock Baby Jesus,
Joseph and Mary edgestone pavers. Your friends and relatives will surely comment on your unique creation as
they approach your home at Christmas.
The Nativity Story DVD
This DVD, released in 2007, beautifully recreates the Annunciation and the
arduous journey of Mary and Joseph to give birth to Baby Jesus. Filmed in the village of Matera, Italy (a
locale that has remained virtually untouched by modern progress and also served as the backdrop for Mel
Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ") and Quarzazate, Morocco, this film strives for authenticity in
telling the Bible's most treasured tale. I highly recommend adding this DVD to your Christmas
The Gospel of John DVD
Veteran British filmmaker Philip Saville directs the religious
epic The Gospel
of John, a production of the Canadian company Visual
Bible International. This three-hour drama attempts to accurately follow the Gospel According to John, written
sometime during the first century. The gospel contains four segments: an introduction to the nature of Jesus
Christ; testimony by disciples and the presence of miracles; the Last Supper and crucifixion; and the appearance of
the risen Christ. Henry Ian Cusick plays Jesus and Christopher
Plummer provides voice-over narration. This DVD is a
perfect follow-up to The Nativity Story DVD recommended above.
Art of the Creche: Nativities From Around the
World by James L. Govan
One of the most enduring and universal Christmas customs is the representation of the story
of Christ's birth in the form of a creche, or nativity scene. Art of the Creche conveys the worldwide
appeal of this tradition, explored through over 100 exquiste nativities created by the indigenous cultures
of more than 70 countries. This is a delightful album tht will appeal to anyone interested in folk art,
cultural traditions and collectables.
Friends of the Creche
Friends of the Creche is a society dedicated to furthering the tradition of the
creche. Friends of the Creche is a nonsectarian, nonpolitical, and nonprofit organization for those who
collect, exhibit, study, create, or simply treasure Christmas Nativity scenes.
Museum of Nativity Scenes
This museum of nativity scenes in Alicante, Spain offers visitors a look at
different objects that range from simple traditional craftwork to valuable pieces from the most
prestigious spanish creators in this type of work, as well as Nativity scene figures from all over the
world. The representation of the Passion of Christ, relief work pictures,
nativity scenes with moving parts, groups of angels, are some of the works available to the visitor,
together with the smallest craft nativity scene in the world.
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