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A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy by William Kurelek Online



A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy

A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy

  • Title: A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy
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  • ISBN : 9780887760990
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 48 pages


Artist William Kurelek created this uniquely moving book on the theme that Christ came to all people everywhere What would happen if He came now A boy imagines that the nativity takes place in northern snows He dreams that the Christ child is born to Eskimos, to Indians, to Blacks, that the Nativity takes place in a fisherman s hut, a garage, a cowboy s barn, that the h Artist William Kurelek created this uniquely moving book on the theme that Christ came to all people everywhere What would happen if He came now A boy imagines that the nativity takes place in northern snows He dreams that the Christ child is born to Eskimos, to Indians, to Blacks, that the Nativity takes place in a fisherman s hut, a garage, a cowboy s barn, that the holy family is given refuge in a city mission, a grain barn, and a country school A beautiful holiday story for all generations


Author William Kurelek

William Kurelek Wasyl , painter and writer, evangelist Influenced by Bosch and Brueghel and by prairie roots, his Ukrainian heritage and Roman Catholicism, Kurelek s realistic and symbolic paintings record his historic culture and religious vision The oldest of 7 children, he was expected to help run the farm His lack of mechanical aptitude attracted harsh criticism from his father, as did his




A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy Reviews (9)

  • We have this on our kids shelf I picked it up from the bookstore when I was in seminary It bores the kids They are too young to appreciate it but it is full of Canadian nostalgia Young William has dreams which re image the nativity in his contemporary Northern setting n the 1930s These dreams provid [..]

  • There are warm and beautiful traits about A Northern Nativity , 1976, that I treasure strongly The way we approach spirituality varies widely no matter if it is religious based, or directly spiritual William drew a universally harmonious story about Jesus representing any person, in any walk of life [..]

  • This has been on my bookshelf for years, ever since I was little, and I don t think I ve ever read it So I pulled it off this Christmas Eve and tried to read it It s not a children s picture book instead it s a series of paintings that depict modern interpretations of the nativity told by an artist [..]

  • Maybe if I was Canadian I would have read this gem before Published in 1976, it documents the dreams of a 12 year old boy during a hard winter in the 1930s Each dream is of the Holy Family in different setting all across Canada The Holy Family are depicted as being of different ethnicities, and each [..]

  • Written over 40 years ago, this book and its artful prints show a remarkable sensitivity to different cultures The author transparently describes each scene that he dreamed so that the spiritual lessons come gently. [..]

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