Mary's Son: A Tale of Christmas

Mary's Son: A Tale of Christmas

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by Darryl Nyznyk
     
 

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“Eleven-year-old Sarah Stone is lonely in a mansion amidst butlers, nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too busy for her. She is angry at the world. On the other side of town, in a slum called the "Sink," Jared Roberts and his gang barely survive broken families and a hardscrabble existence. Jared, too, is angry, and intends to do something about it. He eyes…  See more details below

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“Eleven-year-old Sarah Stone is lonely in a mansion amidst butlers, nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too busy for her. She is angry at the world. On the other side of town, in a slum called the "Sink," Jared Roberts and his gang barely survive broken families and a hardscrabble existence. Jared, too, is angry, and intends to do something about it. He eyes Sarah's mansion for a pre-Christmas burglary that will show the world who he really is.

Into this mix comes a mysterious little man named Nicholas, who intrigues, yet scares, Sarah and Jared. Against incredible doubt and cynicism, Nicholas tries to guide the two youths away from their anger and the suffering that will follow, only to realize he can not move them. Finally, he whisks them to another time and place where a Christmas long ago teaches them the true meaning of life in a way they never imagined.

"MARY'S SON" is a modern tale of the fears and passions of youth overcome by the wonder of the real Christmas story.”

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- A middle-school teacher said "Mary's Son should be required reading for middle schoolers across America. It is the first Christmas book I have found that holds the interest of my students and also incorporates Christian values. … I plan on keeping this treasured book in my curriculum year after year.”

- Virginia minister Jacob Sahms said, "What would it look like to introduce people to Jesus? To share the first Christmas with non-believers so that they might experience some of the magic in a new way? In this fictional story,... meeting Jesus makes all the difference in the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965651356
Publisher:
Cross Dove Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,125,376
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Darryl Nyznyk left one career as a lawyer and another as president of a real estate development company to pursue his passion for writing. His aspiration is to tell stories that take readers on wild rides of adventure, intrigue, love, and passion.He and his wife live in Southern California with constant visits from their kids and friends.

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