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by Robert Barrett,Henry Van Dyke

ePub The Other Wise Man download
Author:
Robert Barrett,Henry Van Dyke
ISBN13:
978-0824985646
ISBN:
0824985648
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Publisher:
Ideals Childrens Books (September 1992)
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Subcategory:
Holidays & Celebrations
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1677 kb
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The Other Wise Man is a short novel or long short story by Henry van Dyke. It was initially published in 1895 and has been reprinted many times since then

The Other Wise Man is a short novel or long short story by Henry van Dyke. It was initially published in 1895 and has been reprinted many times since then. It tells about a "fourth" wise man (accepting the tradition that the Magi numbered three), a priest of the Magi named Artaban, one of the Medes from Persia.

As titled, this book contains several of Henry van Dyke's Christmas stories. All of the stories are enjoyable to read, but two stand out. "The Story of the Other Wise Man" is a book that everyone should read, and periodically reread. The overarching message of this book is sacred and enduring. The second story in the book that all should read and periodically reread is "The Christmas Angel".

Book is in Like New, near Mint Condition. Illustrated by. Robert Barrett. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. OTHER WISE MAN By Henry Van Dyke Mint Condition.

The Other Wise Man book. Henry Van Dyke's enduring classic tale is wonderfully retold for the 21st century young reader by Pamela Kennedy.

Henry Van Dyke - The Mansion: The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best. I do not know where it came from-out of the air, perhaps. One thing is certain, it is not written in any other book, nor is it to be found among the ancient lore of the East. Author Henry Van Dyke. The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time: Timeless Classics That Celebrate the Season. Author Lucy Maud Montgomery. And yet I have never felt as if it were my own. It was a gift.

I saw him moving among the throngs of men in populous Egypt. The Story ofTHE OTHER WISE MAN. By HENRY VAN DYKE Author of The Mansion The Lost Boy’’ The Child Christ in Art Etc. With Many Drawings in Color and Line by J. R. FLANAGAN. Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London.

Before Christmas, Henry van Dyke - The Other Wise Man, William Dean Howells - The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express, Beatrix Potter - The Tailor of Gloucester, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Three Kings, Anton Chehov - Vanka.

Story of Artaban, the "fourth wise man", who sold all he possessed and bought three jewels to present to the Christ-child. He could not have predicted how his eventful journey would end. Boxid.

Henry van Dyke was an American religious writer, lecturer, and clergyman. Educated at the Theological Seminary at Princeton University, van Dyke returned to the school after his graduation as a Professor of English Literature and became an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1913 he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson, his former classmate, as the ambassador to the Netherlands and Luxembourg, a job that he maintained throughout the First World War.

the story of the fourth wise man and his search for the Christ child is elegantly presented with rich oil illustrations
  • The story itself I believe was originally delivered as a sermon and later published as a short story around 1895. It is a very beautifully told story that is worth reading (it only takes about 30 minutes). I like to give these away at Christmas.
    This particular book is a cheap reprint of the story which is okay because it is the original and unabridged story and not a retelling or someone else’s interpretation of the story. It is a rather large format so it doesn’t really fit in a pocket. But for the price you could afford to give a few of them away as gifts.

  • This is a simple yet powerful book about a fourth magi. His travels to see the new born King. He lived a life in pursuit of seeing this child. He faced people who needed help. He gave them his treasures. He had nothing for the child. He died without seeing this child, yet his life was a beautiful tribute to a life well lived. This story is about you and me on our journey toward our heavenly reward.

  • The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke is a beautifully written story and a favorite of mine to give to friends at Christmas.

    This poignant tale follows the adventures of Artaban, “the fourth wise man," as he searches for the Christ Child, and the people he inadvertently helps along the way. Artaban learns first hand what Jesus taught: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." This book illustrates the principles of love, sacrifice and how to treat others.

    It has been said that this story came all at once to Henry Van Dyke, from beginning to end, and that he always felt the story was “given” to him as a “gift.” It is truly a gift from Mr. Van Dyke to the many story lovers who read this book.

  • A wonderful and heartwarming story. It examines our hearts and motives and those which God values.
    I expected this to be a sappy, sentimental story. Instead, I discovered a touching parable. So glad I found it in the hotel to read (the Weaverville Hotel, in Weaverville, CA, has an exceptional bookshelf to borrow from). Two thoughts from the book which deserve pondering:
    "Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul
    May keep the path, but not reach the goal;
    While he who walks in love may wander far,
    Yet God will bring him where the blessed are."
    Also:
    "Is a lie ever justifiable? Perhaps not. But may it not sometimes seem inevitable? And if it were a sin, might not a man confess it, and be pardoned for it more easily than for the greater sin of spiritual
    selfishness, or indifference, or the betrayal of innocent blood?"

  • Have read this almost every year since I was a child. Interesting, descriptive, and makes a huge statement about what true faith and actions really are.

  • As titled, this book contains several of Henry van Dyke's Christmas stories. All of the stories are enjoyable to read, but two stand out. "The Story of the Other Wise Man" is a book that everyone should read, and periodically reread. The overarching message of this book is sacred and enduring. The second story in the book that all should read and periodically reread is "The Christmas Angel". In this pleasant and very short story, Van Dyke expresses why grace comes through love rather than power or knowledge.

  • This is probably my favorite non-Bible Christmas story. It is politically correct to tell this story to lay groups by simply not making the obvious identification of "The King of the Jews" as Jesus Christ. While it is a good story with a good message for non-Christians, it is a powerful tool for Christians to bring home what it means to live a Christian life. Christian or not, I recommend you read this great story.

  • My nearly blind 93 year old father asked me to buy this for him, and then I read it out loud to Mom and Dad when it arrived, over 2 magical sittings. I had expected it to last for 3 sittings, but Dad wanted to hear the end!

    This is a very special book for him, since he knew Henry van Dyke when he was in high school around 1930. The story went that he had hitch-hiked from Princeton to Lawrenceville, NJ to go to high school there, and a certain person often picked him up. Dad later found out that it was Henry van Dyke, and that he had gone out of his way to take him to school.
    Dad had bought a copy of the book, or maybe van Dyke gave it too him. Recently the minister of the church my parents have been members of in another town came for a visit, and Dad, who can't read any more, gave the book, and a "Readers Theater" version Dad had made for the town's theater group, to the minister. But the more he thought of it, the more he wanted to hear the story again. This version appears to be closest in appearance to the one he had.

    I don't remember reading the book as a child, and it actually is more an adult book anyway, so I was glad I got to read it to them and make them so happy with old memories! I may buy it for myself now as well!