Harold Myra served as the president and CEO of Christianity Today International, has taught at Wheaton College Graduate School, and is the author of several books, including Leaders and Surprised by Children. He and his family reside in the Chicago suburbs.
Santa, Are You For Real?by Harold Myra, Jane Kurisu (Illustrator)
In Santa, Are You For Real?, children will discover that there really was a Saint Nicholas. Through colorful illustrations and a heartwarming story, children and parents will learn who the real Saint Nick was, when he lived, and why he gave gifts. Most importantly, you'll see how the original Saint Nick set an example for us today by keeping Christ at the/i>
In Santa, Are You For Real?, children will discover that there really was a Saint Nicholas. Through colorful illustrations and a heartwarming story, children and parents will learn who the real Saint Nick was, when he lived, and why he gave gifts. Most importantly, you'll see how the original Saint Nick set an example for us today by keeping Christ at the heart of Christmas.
Written by Harold Myra, President of Christianity Today, Inc., this trustworthy story is accompanied with fun, whimsical illustrations.
- Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.46(w) x 6.48(h) x 0.48(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
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I ordered this after hearing it described and recommended on a radio show where a lady was speaking with Kirk Cameron (he's done a Christmas movie recently). I couldn't wait to find the book. Then I stumbled across a youtube video of a grandmother reading this book, and it was absolutely wonderful. I ordered the hardcover book - hardcover, not board book. What I received was a board book. Not only that, but the store is completely different than the story in the hardcover book. When I logged onto my Barnes and Noble account, it says I don't have any recent orders, so I don't even know how to return the book that I did not order. I would like to order another one. I would eat the cost, inconvenience, and disappointment of the first book if I could just get the right book, but now I feel as though I don't know how to get what I want. If there's no record of my orders, no way to contact the seller, no way to return it, and if the book you get does not match with what you ordered, how are you supposed to get what you want? I normally order off of amazon, and this makes me think it was a mistake to order from Barnes and Noble. It is a lovely book, but ordering it here is a bad idea.
My parents read this to us kids growing up and because of that, we never had that traumatic experience of realizing there is no Santa. Instead we were always aware that there wasn't a Santa, but it was O.K. to pretend about him. :)
First, I didn't realize that 'hardcover' also included tiny board book. The format looks like it should be for a toddler, but the approach to the story is more fitting for an older child (it begins with older children taunting a young child because there is no santa). The story itself is disjointed (The kids say that there is no flying sleigh and Dad tells kid before beginning his story 'Let's see, Todd, who's lied,' but never goes back to that point. If Todd believed there was a flying sleigh then obviously someone lied to him and it wasn't the mean kids...At the end, Todd puts gifts under the tree for Michelle and her brother Greg...who are they? They are never mentioned before or after). The story is told with the rhyme and meter of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' (except when sometimes it doesn't?) but is a much shorter version. To sum up...this story made me feel like I've been lied to. I will not be reading this to my child. I'm better off trying to explain it myself.