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Thirty Pieces of Gold

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Heidi Smith
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One tradition states that the gold given to the Christ Child by the Magi amounted to 30 large coins of the precious metal. That ready cash along with the expensive spices of Frankincense and Myrrh provided the funding for the Holy Family's flight to Egypt and there extended stay in that foreign country.

In this delightful little book, Heidi Smith imagines how each of the 30 coins may have been used to sustain the family and provide for their return. It would make for a great read-aloud to children during the Christmas season.

Heidi Smith lives in Tendoy, Idaho and pastors a church in Salmon.