(Book Review) Manger King

Manger KingReviewed by: Hope Bolinger, professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: Manger King: Meditations on Christmas and the Gospel of Hope

Author: John Greco

Publisher: Discovery House

Publication Date: August 2015

Format: Paperback, print book

Length: 140 Pages


Disconcerted by the cookie-cutter images of the Christmas story (i.e. a stable housing baby Jesus, the wise men arriving on the day of Jesus’ birth, etc.), John Greco seeks to dispel these clichéd representations by offering a realistic twist. Using key people, such as the faithful husband Joseph and lesser visible but important persons such as Simeon and Anna, Greco illustrates how every character plays an important part in not only Jesus’ birth but also his death and resurrection.


Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Audiences seeking more in-depth information on Christmas and Advent seasons.

Christian Impact

Manger King links the elements of the Christmas narrative to prophecy in the Old Testament and Christ’s redemptive work on the cross.

Reviewer Hope Bolinger, a resident of Ohio, is a professional writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. She is a freelance writer for The Waynedale News and The Aboite Independent.

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