Bethlehem Year 0. Andrew starves for the affection of his father a man who seeks his treasures not in family but in the amount of gold coins that fills his purse. The census has come to Bethlehem and Andrew has once again lost his father to his work. If the price of running an inn leaves no time to love one's family Andrew is determined not to follow in his father's footsteps.
After a young couple moves into their stable Andrew's father resents the time Joseph spends with his son and demands Joseph concentrate on raising his own newborn son. Eight months later when Joseph's family departs for Egypt they leave behind a Bethlehem changed by faith and a father who will give up everything for the love of God and family.
“Weaving new threads into a timeless story Andrew’s Gift is written with intrigue humor and suspense. Written with great imagination Williams answers some of the Bible’s greatest mysteries…a page turner…biblical fiction at its best!”— Willie Jolley award-winning speaker and bestselling author of A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback!
D. Marietta Williams is the artistic director of the Asbury Performing Arts Theatre in Washington D.C. She has written directed and produced numerous plays including Judas: What Was He Thinking? Joseph & Mary: A Love Story and The Honorable Josiah Henson which toured the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area before ending its run at the Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Ontario Canada.
Williams’ passion is breathing new life into time-honored biblical stories by writing them through the backstory using different points of view. As an actor she toured with the Negro Ensemble Company of New York City in their production of Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Williams also serves on the board of directors of Beyond Mask Expressions a division of the Art and Drama Institute Inc. where therapy through the arts is provided for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When she is not lounging on a beach in the Caribbean Williams can be found walking her toy poodles through Rock Creek Park.