Synopses & Reviews
The Midwife of Bethlehem tells the story of the woman who attended the birth of Jesus. Drawing on apocryphal gospels and legends, the story explores the Christmas story from the point of view of a midwife in a small Judean village at the time of the Roman empire. Through words and pictures, it shows the joy and grief of living in that time, as well as the mystery of birth that is at the heart of the Christmas story.
About the Author
Robert Griffin is a writer and composer living in New England and Switzerland. His recent works include a collection of Christmas stories called A Cradle for the Child and the chamber opera Yona. Elizabeth Auer is a New England artist. She created the original illustrations of The Midwife of Bethlehem for its premiere performance as a chamber opera in December 2010.