Suitable for children aged 5+, these favourite Bible stories are retold by Judy Hamilton, and illustrated by Lindsay Duff. They are especially suitable for reading aloud. The Birth of Jesus is the story of how an angel of God appears to Mary in Nazareth, and tells her she will have a baby called Jesus, in a miraculous birth. The angel says 'Jesus is the Son of God'. Mary marries the carpenter Joseph. In that time Rome ruled Israel and a census meant men had to return to the town of their birth, so Mary then travels with her new husband Joseph to Bethlehem. She gives birth to Jesus in a stable, as there is no room anywhere else, and certainly not at the inn. The angel of the Lord appears to three wise men, and three shepherds who are told to travel to the stable to see the Son of God, who is a Saviour for all the people. They travel. Then the Angel appears again and warns Mary that King Herod is having all baby boys under the age of two killed, so Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt, and later return to Nazareth after Herod dies.