Nativity: A Christmas Adventure

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Choose your role in Nativity: A Christmas Adventure, now available at Amazon for Kindle or on Amazon in Paperback. Will you be a lamb, witnessing the angelic visit to the Shepherds? Will you choose to be an innkeeper’s child, and play a role in finding shelter for a hapless couple about to have a child? Would you prefer to be a servant to the wise men following the star to find the Prince of Peace? Perhaps even a soldier of the dread king Herod, faced with a choice that could bless or haunt the remainder of your life? In this Choose Your Role Adventure, embrace the path of one of the spectators to one of the greatest events the world has ever known!

SPOILERS AHEAD! Read the book again and again to visit each branch of the story, finding the best possible outcomes. Little lamb: will you meet the holy family, or be sent as a sacrifice in the temple of Jerusalem? Innkeeper: will you attend the birth of the Son of God, or will circumstance lead the family another way? Soldier: will your road take you to Greece or will your face your demons in Jerusalem? Servant: will you become the confidant to your masters, the magi, or will your life end abruptly among thieves?

Author’s Note: Although this book is a work of fiction based around historical events, I have tried to be true to the spirit of the scriptural account. Any artistic liberties mainly revolve around the timing of the wise men’s journey, which was likely much later than is folkloricly portrayed here. I also borrow Henry Van Dyke’s assumption that the wise men were magi from Persia; no one living really knows who they were for sure. Otherwise, I have tried to write around the events as they happen in the New Testament account. You may choose to be one of four witnesses to these events; your participation will not change the core of the story as we know it, but your choices will certainly affect the personal experiences of these four witnesses. Choose well!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M. Ryan Taylor has been singing the carols of Christmastime his entire life. As a child and young man in school and church choirs, then as a composer, director of choirs and ukulele groups as an adult. He has written and performed his own operatic adaption of Henry Van Dyke’s The Other Wise Man, created a stage play adaption of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as well as Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant (a tale of Christmastime), written a plethora of Christmas songs and carols for soloists and choirs, edited and arranged 3 songbooks full of traditional carols for singers and ukulele players, and arranged many carols for choirs. For years he maintained OldFatherChristmas.com, a repository of carols, poetry and stories. You might say Christmas is in his blood. Taylor now brings all that exploration of that Christmas spirit to his first work of interactive fiction, Nativity: A Christmas Adventure.Choose your role in Nativity: A Christmas Adventure. Will you be a lamb, witnessing the angelic visit to the Shepherds? Will you choose to be an innkeeper’s child, and play a role in finding shelter for a hapless couple about to have a child? Would you prefer to be a servant to the wise men following the star to find the Prince of Peace? Perhaps even a soldier of the dread king Herod, faced with a choice that could bless or haunt the remainder of your life? In this Choose Your Role Adventure, embrace the path of one of the spectators to one of the greatest events the world has ever known!