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Have you ever wondered what might have happened to the gold, frankincense, and myrrh that were given to the baby Jesus by the three wise men? This beautifully illustrated book weaves a compelling tale that begins with the wise men's visit to Mary. Years later, the Holy Family finds the blessing in each gift when they are forced to flee to Egypt, when Jesus is found at the temple during Passover, and finally at the Garden Tomb. The Three Gifts is a wonderful little Christmas story about those gifts given by the Magi.
- Size: 7½" x 7½"
- Pages: 48
- Published: 2010
About the Authors
Patricia Cook Orr wrote The Three Gifts as a Christmas gift for her mother. She is the eighth of eleven children, served her mission in Frankfurt, Germany, and later graduated from Brigham Young University. She excels musically in voice and piano. She and her husband reside in Laie, Hawaii, with their six children.
No Moral to the story
by Customer - reviewed on October 18, 2010
Not sure why this book was released for publishing. The author made up a story with no scriptural backup for her imaginations on what could have happened to the gifts given by the Wisemen. Other than giving the reason each gift was used by the Holy Family, there was not a moral to the story or any other reason given as to why the book was written. I guess the book is about service being a good idea. It's an okay story, that's it. Good imagination for the author. I guess I'm happy for the author for getting it published.
by Melanie - reviewed on November 16, 2010
This book pulls you back in time, puts you in Mary's shoes as the mother of Jesus, and makes you more grateful.
by Joyce - reviewed on September 23, 2010
I appreciate the way in which the author helps us reflect on the true mission of the wisemen. I think this book would definitely be a great addition to your Christmas library. Great for all ages!
by steve - reviewed on October 30, 2010
The book is creative and approaches the Christmas story from an angle I'd never thought of before. It emphasizes family and service as the meaning of Christmas, and sheds a wonderful light on Christmas story. This is hands down the best Christmas book I've ever read
Brings greater meaning to the gifts
by Customer - reviewed on October 22, 2010
This book is wonderfully presented and illustrated. The story suggests possible uses of how the three gifts from the wise men may have been used to fulfill the mission of the savior. I will be sending it to all of my children. Its another story that connects Christ and Gift Giving to Christmas.
The Love of Joseph & Mary
by Customer - reviewed on October 29, 2010
The Three Gifts is deeply moving because it illustrates the parental protection, care and love Joseph and Mary would have given Jesus as they fulfilled the great responsibility to care for the Savior of the World. As His parents, what would you have done with the sacred gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh given to the most important baby ever born? I wish we knew how Joseph and Mary historically used these gifts, but the fictional hypothesis presented in this book creates a beautiful Christmas story woven to remind each of us of the mission of Jesus Christ.
It's a must read!
by Customer - reviewed on October 30, 2010
I picked this book up by accident, and couldn't put it down after that. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. This is the best Christmas book I've ever read. The story is creative but bears an awesome testimony of the Savior, and the illustrations are fantastic
by Customer - reviewed on November 09, 2010
I have never considered what happened to the three gifts given to the Christ child. It is beautiful and a real tribute to Mary, particularly.
Best New Addition to Christmas Books for Families
by Sonja - reviewed on November 22, 2010
I felt like I was experiencing what Mary might have felt raising the Savior of the World. This is a must read for families this year. A thankful addition to our Christmas remembrance of Our Lord, Jesus Christ and the true meaning of Gifts and giving. Patti Orr must have pondered Mary's story for many, many years, perhaps as a mother herself, to have been able to share the emotional experiences so adeptly. A Perfect Gift for the families on your list this year.