The Art of Christmas Presented in New Book

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Various artists’ perspectives on nativities accompanied with meaningful poetry

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What I love most about nativities is the different interpretations of nativities every artist offers.

With the busyness of the holidays quickly approaching, do we need time to experience the beauty of the holiday season? Betsy Christensen, a sixty-year collector and frequent exhibitor of crèche art, showcases the most essential message of Christmas through worldwide portrayals of the birth of Jesus Christ in her new book.

In Manger Lowly – The World Wide Christmas Nativity in Poetry, Carols and Crèche Art (published by AuthorHouse), combines photography and poetry about nativities based on Christensen’s extensive experience collecting and exhibiting crèche art.

“What I love most about nativities is the different interpretations of nativities every artist offers,” says Christensen. “After many years of collecting this art, I wanted to celebrate the message of the holiday season through art and poetry.”

Christensen’s experience with crèches and love for the Christmas season is exhibited throughout the book. She started her twenty-five year crèche exhibit in 1983 with other collectors and it grew to over one thousand nativities representing one hundred and eleven countries worldwide.

“I would love to help the public experience the beauty and tenderness available when viewing exquisite and artistic views about the birth of Jesus Christ,” says Christensen. “This book will help others experience both artistic portrayals of Christmas combined with tender poetry.”

In Manger Lowly – The World Wide Christmas Nativity in Poetry, Carols and Crèche
Betsy Christensen
Price: $49.95

About the author:
Betsy Christensen has over sixty years of experience collecting and studying crèche art. She is an active member of the United States Friends of the Crèche organization. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan and enjoys reading, poetry, especially nativity poetry.

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