Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend

Author: Julie Stiegemeyer

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Many parents and teachers struggle with how to approach the Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus dilemma. Many deal with this by telling children that the legends surrounding Santa Claus are based on a real, historical figure named Nicholas, a Christian bishop known for his generosity.

This picture book presents a shortened, somewhat fictionalized version of the life of Saint Nicholas, explaining that Nicholas was a servant of God and that, through him, Godís love was reflected to others. The story touches on the ministry of Nicholas and his generous gift of a dowry to three young girls as a response to God's love in Jesus. And it brings application to our own lives as we, too, respond with grateful hearts to Godís great gift of love to us.

Combining museum-quality artwork and family friendly language, this book clearly articulates how God showered His love upon us through Christ and helps children see that our own gift-giving is a grateful response to the sacrificial gift of Godís Son.

Features: Dust Cover, Glossary, Illustrated
Target Age Group: 05 and UP
Physical Info: 0.33" H x 10.31" L x 9.33" W (0.74 lbs) 28 pages
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
US SRP: 15.99 US
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: July 01, 2003

Additional Information
CPC Categories:
- Kids | Seasonal | Christmas
- Children's Book | Picture Books, Christian
- Children's Book | Age 05 and Up
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Christmas & Advent
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Religion | Christianity
LC Subjects:
-Nicholas -Santa Claus
- Theometrics | Evangelical
- Holiday | Christmas
- Religious Orientation | Christian
OCLC Number: OCLC#52859391
Dewey: 270.2092

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Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend
Author: Julie Stiegemeyer




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9780758603760 Hardcover 0758603762 $ 12.95
His true story became today's legend of Santa Claus. He may be known as Santa Claus today, but his real name was Nicholas. His true story became today's legend of Santa Claus.







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