The Dove Family-Approved manuscript for “Comfort and Joy” promises a really cute, heartfelt Christmas story that is just a little bit different. A church in a small town struggles with dwindling attendance and when the associate pastor doesn’t put more bodies in the seats, his job is on the line. He decides to put on a nativity scene play extravaganza but of course nothing goes according to plan.
While it is disconcerting that the character working against our hero associate pastor is the senior pastor, good triumphs over evil. One of my favorite aspects of this story was the inclusion of social less-than-desirables within the production of the nativity story. There is some questionable clothing as well as some scenes regarding marital intimacy that, if handled carefully, should not affect the Dove rating. There are some uses of “Oh God” or “My God” which if said reverently, should not be a problem. I for one am looking forward to seeing this manuscript produced to make it on the big screen.
NOTE: WE SUGGEST THE AUTHOR READ OUR REVIEW AND BE CAUTIOUS AS TO THE CLOTHING AND HOW THE “OH MY GOD” COMMENTS ARE USED.