- By William Kurelek

A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy

  • Title: A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy
  • Author: William Kurelek
  • ISBN: 9780887760990
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Northern Nativity Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy 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 norther

    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 hArtist 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.

    1 thought on “A Northern Nativity: Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy

    1. 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 provide different images of the Holy Family and those who welcome or reject them.

    2. 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, which makes his book special and meaningful. However an antiquated idea, of not deserving a relationship with Jesus unless we grovel, brought the harmony and peace down a notch. That explain [...]

    3. In general I like Kurelek's Canadian paintings. I particularly enjoy this book because it captures life across much of Canada and presenting the nativity in a way that is relevant here. I have given this book to many Canadian friends.

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