There is no story to match the drama of the birth of Jesus Christ. The miracle of his conception, Mary's travail and young Joseph's frustrated efforts to find adequate lodging, the rustic setting in which the babe was born, the triumphant angelic announcement, the shepherds' wonder and awe, and the import of His birth have for centuries inspired countless poets, writers, and artists.
Now comes Joseph Brickey's breath-taking rendering of these sacred scenes, some of them never previously depicted. Drawing his inspiration from the scriptures and the Latter-day Saint understanding of the Lord's identity, the artist brings a fresh perspective and dynamic energy to the nativity of Christ. These paintings portray in spectacular fashion the emotions that are at the heart of Christmas — the humble circumstances of His birth, Mary's love for her baby, and the portent of the Savior's mission. In a style reminiscent of the old Masters, the artist has used color, light, and a wonderful grasp of form and composition to create a panorama of beautiful paintings, filled with symbolism and produced exclusively for this magnificent picture book. [from publisher's web site]