A barren wife. A baby who needs a home. A husband adamantly opposed to adoption.
Infertility casts a shadow over Robert and Hannah’s marriage in 1891 New York City. So does her newfound faith in Christ, a result of Dwight L. Moody’s evangelistic campaign. Their world is further rocked by their immigrant maid’s pregnancy, and by Jacob Riis’ shocking exposé on life in the city’s tenements.
Penny Musco’s The Christmas Child intertwines the themes of childlessness and cultural differences in an exciting inspirational story.
Infertility is an unspoken subject in the Jessup household, yet Hannah feels the pain keenly. Her newfound faith, a result of Dwight L. Moody’s 1890 New York City crusade, is another source of tension with her husband, Robert. When their unmarried maid Rosa offers them her unborn baby, Robert refuses and banishes Rosa from their home. How will God answer Hannah’s desperate prayers for children and for her husband’s salvation?