Amos is a young shepherd who takes care of the sheep with his father. One night, watching the Bethlehem lights below him, he wonders what it would be like to live there. But he would always be a shepherd, so he likely wouldn’t ever make it to the city.
Just then a great starlight floods the hills above the caves. A host of angels proclaim the birth of Baby Jesus, the Messiah and Savior of the world. Amos and his father follow the exquisite light to where a sweet baby coos in a hay-filled manger.
Thirty-three years later, Amos, still a shepherd, and his own son witness Jesus’s crucifixion during the Passover. Remembering Jesus as a baby all those years ago, Amos is filled with anguish. Would he ever feel normal again? As a lowly shepherd, why must he ponder these things?
Through the Eyes of Amos is a heartwarming retelling of Messiah’s birth, death, and resurrection from a shepherd’s viewpoint. Young and old readers alike will enjoy the beauty and supernatural magic of this story and be reminded that Christmas, from a promise made to a promise kept, is a gift to share with everyone you meet.