Matthew and the Magical Star

by Kurt D. Miller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/19/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781524527167
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781524527150

About the Book

The story is about a little angel Matthew waiting for his turn to be born. He has waited a long, long time to be born, and when his turn finally comes, he is heartbroken when he is removed from the list to make way for the birth of God’s Son, Jesus. Heartbroken and angry, he leaves heaven and flies off into infinity to be on his own. Matthew is shocked to find out that a fallen angel also has his own place within infinity. The fallen angel tries to tempt Matthew to leave heaven and be with him, but when Matthew’s best friend, Adam, finds out that he is missing, he enlists the help of the archangel and the multitudes of heaven to rescue him. When the archangel, Adam, and St. Peter arrive at the fallen angel’s palace, a terrible battle ensues until God intercedes. Having angered God for the last time, the fallen angel and his minions are sent into the caverns of the underworld. God then tells Matthew that he has kept him in heaven to help announce the coming of his son to the world. God gives Matthew a golden vase containing a magical star that will help guide the shepherds and wise men to the birthplace of Jesus. Matthew flies to the middle of infinity and releases the beautiful star, and it fills the night sky, pointing the way to Bethlehem.

About the Author

The story is where it all begins. With the birth of my first grandchild, Matthew, and the need to give him something special was born the story Matthew and the Magical Star. I realized that it had been some time since anyone had written a new Christmas story. I had never written a story, short or otherwise, but there seemed to be something that needed to be said to the children about the important things of Christmas. Having been born and raised in a small Midwestern town, I had a kind of innocence about the world and the future. I moved to New England in 1968, compliments of the US Navy, and fell in love with its charm, amenities, and friendly people. I am now proud to be called a New Englander. I was lucky enough to raise three fantastic children here and watch them start families of their own. I’m having a great time watching my grandchildren grow, and this story will give them something to enjoy for the rest of their lives.