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by Henry Van Dyke

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Henry Van Dyke
ISBN: 0517122774
ISBN13: 978-0517122778
Language: English
Publisher: Gramercy; Illustrated Edition edition (September 25, 1995)
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The Other Wise Man is a short novel or long short story by Henry van Dyke. It was initially published in 1895 and has been reprinted many times since then

The Other Wise Man is a short novel or long short story by Henry van Dyke. It was initially published in 1895 and has been reprinted many times since then. It tells about a "fourth" wise man (accepting the tradition that the Magi numbered three), a priest of the Magi named Artaban, one of the Medes from Persia.

As titled, this book contains several of Henry van Dyke's Christmas stories. All of the stories are enjoyable to read, but two stand out. "The Story of the Other Wise Man" is a book that everyone should read, and periodically reread

As titled, this book contains several of Henry van Dyke's Christmas stories. "The Story of the Other Wise Man" is a book that everyone should read, and periodically reread. The overarching message of this book is sacred and enduring. The second story in the book that all should read and periodically reread is "The Christmas Angel". In this pleasant and very short story, Van Dyke expresses why grace comes through love rather than power or knowledge.

Van Dyke tells the reader that he had always loved the tales of the Three Wise Men; one day the story of this . Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) was a Presbyterian minister, as well as a longtime professor of English literature at Princeton Univ. his alma mater, and for a time a diplomat.

Van Dyke tells the reader that he had always loved the tales of the Three Wise Men; one day the story of this fourth Wise Man came to him "out of the air, perhap. t was a gift. He wrote quite a bit over his long career, in various genres, but this is the work he is best remembered for.

LibriVox recording of The Story of the Other Wise Man, by Henry van Dyke. Read by David Leeson. You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they travelled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem

The Story of the Other Wise Man was published in 1895, about the fourth wise man. Van Dyke expands the story of the Biblical Magi from the New Testament.

The Story of the Other Wise Man was published in 1895, about the fourth wise man. Perfect for Christmas! You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they travelled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. Do not our own books tell us that this will come to pass, and that men will see the brightness of a great light?" "That is true," said the voice of Abgarus; "every faithful disciple of Zoroaster knows the prophecy of the Avesta, and carries the word in his heart. In that day Sosiosh the Victorious shall arise out of the number of the prophets in the east country.

Artaban the fourth wise man sets off to give everything he has to the One who is born King of the Jews. But the needs of those he meets along the way keep delaying his journey. A beautiful story about how when we take care of the least of our brethren, we are truly giving to the King of Kings.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Story of the Other Wise Man. Story of Artaban, the "fourth wise man," who sold all he possessed and bought three jewels to present to the Christ child.

The First Christmas Tree is a tale set during an eighth-century winter festival, where a struggle ensues between foresters worshipping pagan gods and a heroic pilgrim who has come to teach them about Christ's birth. In "The Story of the Other Wise Man, well-meaning Artaban prepares to join three fellow Magi in their journey to Judaea for the birth of a holy prince.

The Christmas Stories of Henry van Dyke. Bolz-Weber's new book pulls from her own experiences, stories told by her parishioners, and the Bible itself for an examination of the way conservative Christian ideas about sex affect peoples' lives. Author Henry Van Dyke. The First Christmas Tree.

A cherished tale of the power of love.
Comments to eBook The Story of the Other Wise Man
Diredefender
The story itself I believe was originally delivered as a sermon and later published as a short story around 1895. It is a very beautifully told story that is worth reading (it only takes about 30 minutes). I like to give these away at Christmas.
This particular book is a cheap reprint of the story which is okay because it is the original and unabridged story and not a retelling or someone else’s interpretation of the story. It is a rather large format so it doesn’t really fit in a pocket. But for the price you could afford to give a few of them away as gifts.
Knights from Bernin
This is a simple yet powerful book about a fourth magi. His travels to see the new born King. He lived a life in pursuit of seeing this child. He faced people who needed help. He gave them his treasures. He had nothing for the child. He died without seeing this child, yet his life was a beautiful tribute to a life well lived. This story is about you and me on our journey toward our heavenly reward.
ALAN
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke is a beautifully written story and a favorite of mine to give to friends at Christmas.

This poignant tale follows the adventures of Artaban, “the fourth wise man," as he searches for the Christ Child, and the people he inadvertently helps along the way. Artaban learns first hand what Jesus taught: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." This book illustrates the principles of love, sacrifice and how to treat others.

It has been said that this story came all at once to Henry Van Dyke, from beginning to end, and that he always felt the story was “given” to him as a “gift.” It is truly a gift from Mr. Van Dyke to the many story lovers who read this book.
Porgisk
A wonderful and heartwarming story. It examines our hearts and motives and those which God values.
I expected this to be a sappy, sentimental story. Instead, I discovered a touching parable. So glad I found it in the hotel to read (the Weaverville Hotel, in Weaverville, CA, has an exceptional bookshelf to borrow from). Two thoughts from the book which deserve pondering:
"Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul
May keep the path, but not reach the goal;
While he who walks in love may wander far,
Yet God will bring him where the blessed are."
Also:
"Is a lie ever justifiable? Perhaps not. But may it not sometimes seem inevitable? And if it were a sin, might not a man confess it, and be pardoned for it more easily than for the greater sin of spiritual
selfishness, or indifference, or the betrayal of innocent blood?"
Bandiri
Have read this almost every year since I was a child. Interesting, descriptive, and makes a huge statement about what true faith and actions really are.
Mr.Savik
As titled, this book contains several of Henry van Dyke's Christmas stories. All of the stories are enjoyable to read, but two stand out. "The Story of the Other Wise Man" is a book that everyone should read, and periodically reread. The overarching message of this book is sacred and enduring. The second story in the book that all should read and periodically reread is "The Christmas Angel". In this pleasant and very short story, Van Dyke expresses why grace comes through love rather than power or knowledge.
Usishele
This is probably my favorite non-Bible Christmas story. It is politically correct to tell this story to lay groups by simply not making the obvious identification of "The King of the Jews" as Jesus Christ. While it is a good story with a good message for non-Christians, it is a powerful tool for Christians to bring home what it means to live a Christian life. Christian or not, I recommend you read this great story.
My nearly blind 93 year old father asked me to buy this for him, and then I read it out loud to Mom and Dad when it arrived, over 2 magical sittings. I had expected it to last for 3 sittings, but Dad wanted to hear the end!

This is a very special book for him, since he knew Henry van Dyke when he was in high school around 1930. The story went that he had hitch-hiked from Princeton to Lawrenceville, NJ to go to high school there, and a certain person often picked him up. Dad later found out that it was Henry van Dyke, and that he had gone out of his way to take him to school.
Dad had bought a copy of the book, or maybe van Dyke gave it too him. Recently the minister of the church my parents have been members of in another town came for a visit, and Dad, who can't read any more, gave the book, and a "Readers Theater" version Dad had made for the town's theater group, to the minister. But the more he thought of it, the more he wanted to hear the story again. This version appears to be closest in appearance to the one he had.

I don't remember reading the book as a child, and it actually is more an adult book anyway, so I was glad I got to read it to them and make them so happy with old memories! I may buy it for myself now as well!
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