Book Reviews of The Handmaid and the Carpenter

The Handmaid and the Carpenter
The Handmaid and the Carpenter
Author: Elizabeth Berg
ISBN-13: 9781400065387
ISBN-10: 1400065380
Publication Date: 11/7/2006
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Read over the holidays and enjoyed it for its many historical tidbits, but also quite entertaining and touching!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very intimate experience showing the love and contentment of Jesus's earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. Jesus was one of many children and Joseph was skeptical of Mary's love in the beginning but in time, this became something that didn't matter in their relationship. Very good book on the the romance of his parents!
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Not a badly written story but definitely a secular retelling of the story of Mary and Joseph. I had a hard time with Berg's portrayal of Joseph as a man who right up until his death didn't believe in his son's divinity or that his wife truly gave birth as a virgin.
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Elizabeth Berg brings Joseph and Mary to life in this wonderful story of their love and devotion to each other through out their lives even though Joseph has doughts of Mary's story of Jesus' creation. She writes of the lives of the people of this time and brings reality to the story of their lives. I found the book very enjoyable.
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Interesting take on an old story
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An insult to Scripture and the true story of the Lord's birth.
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I didn't particularly like the book and didn't feel it was up to Elizabeth Berg's usual standards. I am a big fan of her other books and have read them all.