Once upon a time, I’m sure (though I have no memory of it), my mother and father read or told stories to me and my siblings. Probably every day. Whether they were from the bible or not, these stories pushed us to the frontiers of experience without at all endangering us. Only when our own children became the beneficiaries of Opa and Oma’s stories (and ours) could we fully appreciate the practice.

We are fortunate, now, that one family moved far enough away (to Africa) to warrant the recordings that are presented here.

Herman de Jong reads his story
“Aleb and the Wise Man”
  1. Introduction Herman de Jong 0:42
  2. Aleb the prince Herman de Jong 2:19
  3. Aleb and Balthazar Herman de Jong 3:41
  4. The wise men depart Herman de Jong 1:54
  5. Aleb's quest Herman de Jong 3:24
  6. Aleb's commission Herman de Jong 1:52
  7. Balthazar returns Herman de Jong 3:48
  8. Aleb goes to Bethlehem Herman de Jong 6:47
  9. Aleb returns home Herman de Jong 1:10
  10. Aleb's epiphany Herman de Jong 5:13
Stiny de Jong reads
“The Great Voice”
by Auke Jelsma
  1. Introduction Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 0:43
  2. On the mountain Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 4:05
  3. The cabin Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 2:17
  4. What would Jesus do? Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 1:35
  5. Pulling back Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 1:14
  6. The next winter Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 1:58
  7. Suspicion Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 0:55
  8. Deceit Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 1:41
  9. Revisited Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 0:47
  10. Looking for Jesus Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 1:58
  11. The door opens Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 2:00
  12. The cross Auke Jelsma, translated and read by Stiny de Jong 1:00
Stiny de Jong reads Wangerin’s
“The Manger is Empty”
  1. Introduction Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 0:38
  2. In the land of darkness Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 1:58
  3. Gabriel visits Mary Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 3:29
  4. Unto you . . . Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 5:06
  5. Mary visits Elizabeth Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 1:29
  6. Joseph Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 3:05
  7. Gabriel visits Joseph Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 3:09
  8. Birth in Bethlehem Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 2:21
  9. Gabriel visits the Shepherds Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 2:09
  10. Nativity scene Walter Wangerin, read by Stiny de Jong 3:13
Herman de Jong reads from
Revelation (in Dutch)
  1. Introduction Herman de Jong 0:14
  2. Rev. 7: 9-17 Herman de Jong 1:56
  3. Rev. 12 Herman de Jong 3:33
  4. Rev. 14: 1-5 Herman de Jong 1:08
  5. Rev. 19: 1-16 Herman de Jong 3:17
  6. Rev. 20: 1-6 Herman de Jong 1:35
  7. Rev. 21: 1-19, 22 Herman de Jong 3:23
  8. Rev 22:6-21 Herman de Jong 2:55

Herman telling a story to Jovita
Stiny reading to her grandchildren
Herman’s mother listening to a story

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Newmaker Notes – writings, photos and collections – by Henry J. de Jong.

Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.

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