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  • SubGenre:Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:30
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667859378

Dear Maggie A Letter from Santa

by Dean Nowotny

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Dear Maggie A Letter from Santa is the ideal book for those who want their children to know that ultimately Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ but also want to hold onto the fantasy of Santa Claus for a few more years. This book meets that need. Santa is present but he humbly steps aside to let Jesus be front and center. The fantasy of Santa remains intact while the timeless true story of Jesus is clearly presented with text and illustrations that make him the "Christmas Star" of this, bound to be treasured, book, Parents will want to add the reading of Dear Maggie A Letter from Santa to their family's Christmas traditions.
Maggie writes a letter to Santa in which she asks, "Santa, is Christmas about you, or about Jesus, or about both of you?" He was more than glad to answer her question! Unlike most children's books about Jesus and Christmas, Dear Maggie A Letter from Santa, does not end at His birth, but continues on to tell of His ministry, His death on the cross and His resurrection and ascension. And most importantly, His offer of salvation! Though Santa is featured in this book, Dear Maggie A Letter to Santa is ultimately and undeniably all about Jesus, which makes it perfect for parents who want their children to know what Christmas is really about. Dean Nowotny initially wrote the book to meet a personal need. Every Christmas he becomes Santa Claus. He makes both home visits and virtual visits all over the world (Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and the USA) from the "North Pole" in his study. He was unable to find a suitable book to share with the children that clearly portrayed the true meaning of Christmas, while not eliminating Santa Claus - so he wrote one! This book is ideal to be read around the fireplace with the family or in a Sunday School class, or given as a gift that will surely be treasured.
About the author
Dean and his wife Susan were in full time ministry for over twenty-five years in their home state of Massachusetts. They now live in Virginia near their two children and ten grandchildren. He's been serving as a hospice bereavement coordinator for more than ten years. Dean is also Santa! He makes Santa Zoom visits around the world - Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. His favorite visits are always those to children's hospices. You can find more information on his website: stillbelievesantaclaus.com.

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