The Red Suit Diaries: A Real-Life Santa on Hopes, Dreams, and Childlike Faith

The Red Suit Diaries: A Real-Life Santa on Hopes, Dreams, and Childlike Faith

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by Ed Butchart
     
 

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Tom Brokaw said it best about the author: This Santa "can only be described as the real thing." With warmth, humor, and wonder, Ed Butchart shares his stories as a professional Santa Claus in The Red Suit Diaries.
Deftly combining his Santa persona with his passion for God, Butchart reveals himself as a once-hardened Marine who found Jesus and began to serve…  See more details below

Overview

Tom Brokaw said it best about the author: This Santa "can only be described as the real thing." With warmth, humor, and wonder, Ed Butchart shares his stories as a professional Santa Claus in The Red Suit Diaries.
Deftly combining his Santa persona with his passion for God, Butchart reveals himself as a once-hardened Marine who found Jesus and began to serve others in unusual ways. Readers who open The Red Suit Diaries will find themselves transfixed-from Santa's day job refurbishing medical equipment for the disabled, to the sweetest of secrets whispered in Santa's ear and written in letters, and the story of how he unknowingly found "Mrs. Claus."
Woven throughout is a faith-and a joy of giving-that energizes Butchart's mission to spread love to all kinds of children and adults. This fun-spirited, inspirational read will delight collectors of Christmas books and anyone who's a child at heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441210517
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
287,960
File size:
579 KB

Meet the Author

Ed Butchart has been Stone Mountain's official Santa Claus in Atlanta, Georgia, for thirteen years. He also runs a year-round workshop and ministry, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, which refurbishes wheelchairs and medical equipment for those in need. As president and founder, Butchart has helped change the lives of thousands.
Ed Butchart has been Stone Mountain's official Santa Claus in Atlanta, Georgia, for eighteen years. He also runs a year-round workshop and ministry, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, which refurbishes wheelchairs and medical equipment for those in need. As president and founder, Butchart has helped change the lives of thousands. He is the author of The Red Suit Diaries. Butchart lives in South Carolina.

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Red Suit Diaries 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
he is always caring and always willing to tell a story which is the reason why he wrote this book. And he is my grandpa. The best ever!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ed Butchart is an amazing man. Not only does he play Santa all year long, his ministry is an amazing accomplishment. The Red Suit Diaries is a wonderful book about being Santa and the good he voluntarily does for others. It's sure to make you laugh and cry!
Kim-Spitson-Ontario More than 1 year ago
The Red Suit Diaries is a wonderful book. It details the life of professional Santa Ed Butchart and how after a career in the military he found God. It has delightful details about what it is like to bring joy to so many children as a professional Santa. It is truly inspirational. A true gem. Pick this one up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for the life of a Santa. Thank you so much for offering this book for ebooks.
TMGW More than 1 year ago
It helped put me in the spirit of the season.
jcnek711 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book, especially reading it during Christmas! Makes you realize there are some good people in this world! All his stories were so touching!Just found out there is a sequel which I think I may be buying! Would definitely recommend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book for Christmas and I can not put it down. It will give you hope.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be inspired to make things better even if it's just in your own little corner of the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the greatest Santa story ever and written by a real life Santa. It will bring tears and laughter to your heart. It is well worth the purchase price. Happy reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting perspective veiwing through "Santa's" eyes. The real life stories were uplifting and inspirational. Worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful and heart warming
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Looks at her ipod and as she reads the text her face goes dark grey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about this Santa's experiences. Kids and Santa, what's better than that?
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