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Joy to You and Me: Three Worship Dramas for Christmas

Gurden Henley, C.S.S. Publishing Co., Lima, Ohio, 1986, 38 pages, $4.75 (price includes copying privileges), paper.

Reviewed by Karen Flowers, associate director, Department of Church Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Written by a pastor who frequently used drama in his worship services, these simple Nativity plays can be used by youth groups. They take a unique look at the Christmas story, using considerable imagination, which may be of concern to some. For example, one play suggests that Joseph had doubts about Jesus' divinity. However, I would recommend them to your church for a fresh approach.

The author insists that live animals are an absolute necessity for production, and it is true that without them the plays are short and simple and may not capture as much attention. However, I do not see live animals as a real option in most Adventist churches.


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Reviewed by Karen Flowers, associate director, Department of Church Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

December 1988

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