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The Swaddling Clothes

By Amber Schamel


Through the ages, many stories have been told about Mary, Joseph and the birth of the Messiah. Stories of shepherds and sheep, kings, angels, and stables. But there is one story that has never been told. One story that has remained hidden in the fabric of time. The story of The Swaddling Clothes. Mentioned not once, but several times in the Scriptural text, what is the significance of these special cloths? And how did they make their way into a stable in Bethlehem?

From the author that brought you the Days of Messiah series comes a whole new adventure critics are calling "intriguing...thought provoking... a fresh twist on an age old story."

"I get tired of Bible stories sometimes, but The Swaddling Clothes brings the story to life."

"Heartwarming...truly inspired. A story you will want to read again and again. Rich details and a suspenseful plot will keep you reading while giving you a glimpse of God's wonderful power and His amazing love."

Book Takeaway:

God orchestrates the lives of His people, and His mighty hand can be seen all through HIStory.

Why the author wrote this book:

I was praying about what to write for a Christmas story while I was making dinner. My siblings were in the living room watching The Toy That Saved Christmas (a Veggie Tales movie). Why they were watching a Christmas movie in August...I don't know, but they were. I overheard the part of the movie where the grandpa is reading the Bible story to the kids. "And Mary brought forth her first-born son and wrapped him in baby clothes and laid him in a manger."

I memorized the Book of Luke, Chapter 2 passage about the birth of Christ when I was in high school, so it caught my attention. "Wait a second," I thought. "In the King James Version of the Bible, it doesn't say 'baby clothes' it says 'swaddling clothes'. What are swaddling clothes? If they're just baby clothes, why would it be a sign to the shepherds to find a baby wrapped in baby clothes?"

I began my research and emerged with about four different theories and a story forming in my head. Thus The Swaddling Clothes was born.


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