The Nativity Story | ★★★★★★★★★☆

Wow! My wife and I saw the movie yesterday will some friends from our small group. Many scenes moved me at a very deep level and engaged me emotionally. Watching Joseph help Mary give birth to Jesus was an amazing experience. Seeing the responses of Mary and Joseph to angelic visitations was moving. Watching Joseph tell Mary that he believed her and would be a father to Jesus was spectacular. Three words: Go See It ... and see it before Christmas ... it will help your heart ... it did mine!

On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★★☆

Steve starts his movie review here with these words:
Yesterday, we went to see “The Nativity Story” here in our local theater. I had not heard a whole lot about this movie prior to going, so I wasn’t absolutely sure what we would end up seeing. (Tim Challies had reviewed the book version of the screenplay, but I hadn’t heard a lot about the actual movie.)

Overall, I was very pleased with this movie. It was a rather simple telling of the birth of Christ. From a production standpoint, I thought it was excellent. The acting was very good (Joseph was perhaps my favorite character from an acting standpoint), the locations and scenery were great — all in all, it was very well-done.
Another update from the Movie Guide ministry:
THE NATIVITY STORY has one of the best scripts ever for a biblical story. What makes a movie compelling is a sense of jeopardy, and that sense of jeopardy is present throughout this movie. The dialogue, the plot development, the turning points are refreshingly dramatic, so good in fact that they will elicit tears at certain points. THE NATIVITY STORY is compelling drama that carefully avoids gruesome, graphic violence. Even the slaughtering of the ox at the temple does not show the blade entering the animal, yet it causes the audience to wince.
Update: The NY Times Review

You can catch some early reviews of this movie at Rotten Tomatoes. I will probably see this one and post a quazi-review after I do ... but don't wait for me ... go see and let me know what you think.

Also, you might want to check out the discussion about (the gal who plays Mary) Keisha's pregnancy over at Jesus Creed. Julie talks about it at her place as well.


  1. I was gonna say "thanks for the link" until I realized that the link actually points to the Movie Guide review ;) hehe

    steve :)

  2. I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD for practical reasons. (Remember when you had little ones, Kb?) ;-)

    And BTW, sorry for not adding the link to your new site to my sidebar more quickly. I did it today.

  3. Video clips of The Nativity were awesome. Will definately go see it. What's your new site Bob that BTW is talking about? I'm so computer illiterate i don't know how to find links and all that jazz.

  4. The new site was this one back 3 years ago when I first started this blog Lisa. I had been blogging on my other a few years by then.


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