The Judge Who Stole Christmas [NOOK Book]

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It starts innocently enough in the town square of Possum, Virginia. But it becomes a spectacular national scandal: Can a federal judge outlaw Christmas? Thomas Hammond and his wife play Joseph and Mary in the annual live nativity in their hometown. But a federal judge rules the display unconstitutional. Thomas refuses to abide by the court order—and ends up in jail. From the courtrooms of Virginia to the talk shows of New York City, the battle escalates into a national media spectacle. Caught in the middle is law...
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The Judge Who Stole Christmas

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Overview

It starts innocently enough in the town square of Possum, Virginia. But it becomes a spectacular national scandal: Can a federal judge outlaw Christmas? Thomas Hammond and his wife play Joseph and Mary in the annual live nativity in their hometown. But a federal judge rules the display unconstitutional. Thomas refuses to abide by the court order—and ends up in jail. From the courtrooms of Virginia to the talk shows of New York City, the battle escalates into a national media spectacle. Caught in the middle is law student Jasmine Woodfaulk, assigned to represent Thomas as part of her school’s legal aid clinic. Only a surprising series of events can reconcile a stubborn father, a crusading law student, and a recalcitrant judge. The Judge Who Stole Christmas is a charming, warm, and thought-provoking Christmas tale that explores in a fresh way the real reason for the season.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414346281
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 380,104
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

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    heartwarming!

    i enjoyed this book a lot! the characters are charming and the plot makes for a great read for the holiday season!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

    Highly recommended

    This was a very good Christmas story. It is a very quick read and it gets you in the Christmas mood while reminding you of what is important, Christ and your family!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    Another excellent book by Randy Singer. I like how he brought ba

    Another excellent book by Randy Singer. I like how he brought back the Hammond family & showed Thomas Hammond to be as strong hearted & stubborn as he was before. I also like the addition of Jazz, as she proved to be an excellent character that I hope he uses again. Looking forward to more & more Randy Singer books in the future!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Don't miss reading this Holiday gem.

    This book stole my heart. It dealt with today's issues and the outcome was unexpected but delightful. Putting Christ back into Christmas is what we all need to do. Excellent reading.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    As always, good

    Not one of his best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2005

    I Believe !! Do You??

    The people in this story really stand up for what they believe in. What a fantastic holiday story to share with your family and friends.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fine legal thriller

    The ACLU filed in federal court that Possum, Virginia was violating the separation between State and Church with its annual Nativity gala. Resident Thomas Hammond who plays Joseph in the Manger show is subpoenaed to appear in the Norfolk Federal Courthouse. The University legal aid clinic assigns law student Jasmine ¿Jazz¿ Woodfaulk to ¿represent¿ Thomas in the courtroom though he is only a witness. Federal Judge Cynthia ¿Ichabod¿ Baker-Cline rules that the annual live Possum, Virginia nativity scene in the town square is unconstitutional. Thomas Hammond and his wife who play Joseph and Mary in the gala ignore the ruling as he is irate that the government will not allow the celebration of Christmas. For disobeying the court order, Thomas is held in contempt and jailed. --- The case soon receives national media attention as the TV and radio talk shows focus on Thomas spending prison time for his beliefs in honoring the nativity as more sensational to the media than the wider issue of separation of state and church vs. religious freedom. --- With the recent Supreme Court rulings on this topic, THE JUDGE WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS is a timely insightful look at the Constitution and the interpretation of the issue of public support to a particular religious theme. The story line grips the audience once the case comes before the Ichabod as readers obtain a deep understanding of the issues. Though the climax is perhaps a bit too smooth, fans of tales that dig deep into deep constitutional, religious, and social issues will appreciate this fine legal thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

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