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Publisher's Summary

Set in biblical times, the story of Nicanor's Gate - one of the entrances to the Temple in Jerusalem - shows how a man's faith is important to living a happy, fulfilled life. Nicanor, a wealthy merchant from Alexandria, is thrilled when King Herod calls on him to assist in rebuilding the ruined Temple in Jerusalem. Nicanor orders massive, beautifully intricate doors to be built, especially for the Eastern Gate of the Temple, but disaster strikes while the gates are being shipped from Alexandria to Jerusalem. To escape sinking, the ship must reduce its load, and one of the doors is pushed into the sea. But a miracle happens: the heavy door surfaces, is recovered from the sea, and installed as an entrance to the Temple area.

©2020 Eric A. Kimmel (P)2020 Lerner Digital ™

Critic Reviews

"Anyone looking for a definition of 'miracle' could look to this picture book. The miracle Nicanor witnesses couldn’t be more straightforward. He’s hired the finest artisans to build a gate for the Temple in Jerusalem, two colossal doors made of metal. But as soon as they’re placed on a transport ship, a storm begins. It sinks one of the doors - and very nearly the ship - to the bottom of the sea. But just as the precious cargo seems to be lost, the law of gravity appears to reverse itself, and the door is suddenly floating on top of the water. It would be difficult to find a clearer example of deus ex machina. But if the plot is unsurprising (at least to people who believe in miracles), the story still manages to convey a sense of wonder.... The marvels also contrast beautifully with the bleakness of the story. When hope seems lost, one character responds with both faith and resignation: 'We do what we can. The rest is in God’s hands.'... This story will take away, and immediately restore, readers’ belief in miracles." (Kirkus Reviews)

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