The Nativity Story opens in theaters on Friday, December 1, 2006.
I had the opportunity to see the film in a pre-release screening as a guest of Grace Hill Media. I recommend it highly.
For those who believe, the film will be a devotional experience amidst the busyness of the Christmas season reminding us what Christmas is truly about. For those who are skeptics, I hope they will still nonetheless the film and grasp the earthiness of the Christian story: God came to earth in the form of a baby to parents and people with dirty feet and rough hands.
Mary and Joseph growing closer while on the journey to Bethlehem.
The Bible account of the Nativity is very brief. The part the film covers can be found in Matthew and Luke.
The film has to engage in some speculation as to what the story was beyon…