Review of The Shepherds' Prayer by Ricahrd M. Barry

I really didn't know what to expect from The Shepherds' Prayer. Normally, historical fiction is not my favorite genre, but the cover is so beautiful that I felt compelled to read the story. It is historical fiction, but it's based on the true story of the birth of Jesus.
This is not the typical telling of Christ's birth. It's a perspective different than anything I've read. Anam is a young man that was adopted when he was just a baby. He has a loving adopted family, but he always feels like something is missing. Anam sets out to find his true identity.
The only real clue that Anam has is a message on a lambskin blanket. He begins the journey of finding out more about a child that was born in a stable in Bethlehem many years prior. He must find out about this child to find his mother.
A beautiful and unique telling of Christ's birth and a young man's desire to find his true lineage. I was reminded that no matter what our earthly bloodline says, we have the option of a royal lineage. If we only believe.
A Shepherds' Prayer is a great story for family reading during the Christmas season.

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