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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Christian / Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:264
  • eBook ISBN:9798350923308
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350923292

Mea Nico

by Donna Lee Davis

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He lived three hundred years after Christ, in a Roman province of modern day Türkiye. In his youth he traveled to the Holy Land. He was imprisoned for his faith, twice. He performed so many miracles he was widely known as "The Wonderworker." And his kind generosity was renowned. "Mea Nico" is a novel about the life and legends of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the inspiration for Santa Claus.

Saint Nicholas of Myra is often eclipsed by his legacy, the tradition of Santa Claus; but there was much more to this real man than his generous heart. He was a Greek Christian in a pagan land--the Roman province of Lycia--who used his considerable inheritance to help others. His accomplishments as a priest and later as Bishop of Myra earned him the title "Wonderworker" during his lifetime. He suffered and was imprisoned for his faith and the Christian tenets still valid today. Mea Nico is a work of fiction, but is well researched and offers an entertaining look into an ancient world that, upon close examination, is much like our own.

NOTA BENE to all Latin scholars: The phrase "mea Nico" is faulty grammar. Please accept it as literary license!--Donna Lee Davis

"It is clear in the first page that this story will have less tinsel and sleigh rides and more prisons and sacrifice. At the same time, it is not lacking in wonder. 'Mea Nico' is predominantly a work of fiction, as is evident in the colorful cast of relatable characters who accompany St. Nicholas, but the events they experience are rooted in the historical records of the time. Prepare to have your perspective changed about 'Old St. Nick' in this retelling of his faith journey. Walk with him on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, grieve with him during incredible loss, and prepare to be amazed at the wonders God performed through his humble servant. After reading this story, it might be difficult to accept commercialized versions of Santa the same way again."--Ashleigh Kassock, for the ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HERALD

"A wonderful, absorbing retelling of St. Nicholas's life. It explores essential themes and important insights that are applicable today. Highly recommended."--5 stars from READERS' FAVORITE

About the author
Donna Lee Davis became a writer at the age of eight, entertaining her mother and grandmother with hilarious stories (which were not meant to be funny) and reciting her original poetry at school assembly. She became a Roman Catholic in 1969 and began regaling heaven in earnest with gratitude and appeals for guidance in her vocation. After a long career in federal service at Quantico as chaplains' secretary and supervisory military court reporter, she accepted early retirement in 1999. Donna has devoted her time this century to church volunteer work and writing, lots of writing. She lives in Hartwood, Virginia. https://donnaleedavis.com

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