12 days of Jesus Junk – The 2012 Edition – Day 5

Dianna Effner Jesus: Birth Of A Savior Realistic Lifelike Baby Doll by Ashton Drake

Dianna Effner Jesus: Birth Of A Savior Realistic Lifelike Baby Doll by Ashton Drake

It’s time for the Christmas Pageant, and everyone has a part to play, even this sweet baby boy, also known as the ‘Dianna Effner “Jesus: Birth Of A Savior” Realistic Life-like Baby Doll by Ashton Drake.’ Only $199.99!!

Not convinced? Perhaps you will be after reading this snippet from the online product description:

In a glorious expression of faith, award-winning Master Doll Artist Dianna Effner presents, for the first time ever, her heartwarming vision of the baby Jesus in Jesus: Birth of a Savior Doll. This doll creation is a moving expression of the Baby Jesus on the night he was born, handcrafted of collector-quality fine porcelain and brought to you as a Signature Edition Doll exclusively from The Ashton-Drake Galleries.With completely hand-painted features, this baby savior doll has wisps of baby-soft hair, long baby eyelashes and tiny, hand-painted fingernails and toenails.

Still not buying it? Yeah, neither am I.

Not that this product isn’t skillfully crafted or made, but rather it reminds me of oh-so-many church and charity websites that get so lost in the ‘art project’ aspect of their delivery, that they lose focus of the original goal.

Me, personally?  I’m thinking a slightly more Middle-Eastern baby on a slightly less luxurious bedding might make things a bit more ‘realistic’ and ‘lifelike’ for me.

But that’s my humble opinion, your’s may vary.