Santa's God: A Children's Fable about the Biggest Question Ever

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Eight-year-old Melinda Carson hopes to keep herself awake until the wee hours of the morning on December 25 to make sure that she sees Santa. She's waited every year, but this year she makes it! Santa's arrival is witnessed! And furthermore, she gets to talk with Santa himself! And that's when things get interesting. For among the things the two discuss is Melinda's unexpected question: "Who is your God?" She tells of the classmates at her school, some of whom pray to Allah, some to Jehovah, some to The Lord, ...

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Overview


Eight-year-old Melinda Carson hopes to keep herself awake until the wee hours of the morning on December 25 to make sure that she sees Santa. She's waited every year, but this year she makes it! Santa's arrival is witnessed! And furthermore, she gets to talk with Santa himself! And that's when things get interesting. For among the things the two discuss is Melinda's unexpected question: "Who is your God?" She tells of the classmates at her school, some of whom pray to Allah, some to Jehovah, some to The Lord, some to Yahweh, some to Krishna . . . and she asks, "Santa, which God do you pray to? Which God is the real God?" Santa's answer brings the world a message that will warm the heart of every person who hears it.

Here, in a remarkable story appropriate for every child and every family regardless of spiritual tradition, is a breathtaking insight that will be remembered every holiday for years to come. Destined to become a children's Christmas classic, Santa's God is written by six-time New York Times bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch, with the whimsical drawings of children's book illustrator Em Claire.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3–Seven-year-old Melinda is the lucky child who gets an audience with Santa on Christmas Eve. After asking all the logistical questions like how he gets down chimneys and how reindeer fly, she brings out the heavy hitter, “Who is the real God?” Santa asks her about her father’s collection of figurines displayed around the house and Melinda figures out that just as there are multiple versions of Santa from various cultures and countries, so it is with God. Unfortunately, the simple colored-pencil illustrations are amateurish and only add to the saccharine quality of the book.–Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571745965
  • Publisher: Walsch, Neale Donald
  • Publication date: 10/2/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 703,001
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Neale Donald Walsch is a writer of internationally best-selling books on spirituality and personal development. His books have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 37 languages. Walsch lives in Ashland, Oregon.


Em Claire is a children's book illustrator and a working poet. She has presented her poetry around the world and has released an audio compendium titled Silent Sacred Holy Deepening Heart. She lives with her husband, Neale Donald Walsch, in Ashland, Oregon.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Love it!

    This is a really great book! I highly recommend! I'm a spiritual but not very religious person & I love how this book explains God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2010

    Cool Book

    This a neat book to help answer younger children's questions about the relationship between God and Santa while they still believe in Santa without destroying that belief. The illustrations are nice too. I still believe!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    To all the people saying this book is not about the God of the b

    To all the people saying this book is not about the God of the bible or about Christ.. R u serious? What did Jesus teach? LOve , compassion and acceptance of all. You should be ashamed of yourselves! We all believe in one God. We just do it differently and follow our own paths. (which should be respected) If you actually educated yourself in other religions before you criticize them, you would come to realize they are all very similar, They have different rituals and practices and specific beliefs than you do but the main concept is still there. Open your mind and hearts and practice what you preach!! This book is excellent to teach child about religious tolerance and respect. Something I am sure GOD approves of!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    I chose not to buy this book.

    I chose not to buy this book for my 2-1/2 year old grandson because it does not truthfully tell of the God of the Bible. Instead, I chose The First Christmas by Carol Heyer, which presents the story of Christ's birth and explains why we celebrate Christmas, simply told and beautifully illustrated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2009

    Beautifully done!

    This children's book is for anyone who strives to teach their children love, acceptance, empathy for ALL individuals under one universal God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A MISLEADING TALE

    THIS BOOK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. IT ATTEMPTS TO EQUATE DEITIES OF OTHER RELIGIONS WITH THE GOD OF THE JUDEO CHRISTIAN FAITH. IT IGNORES THE FACT THE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST IS THE REASON WE HAVE CHRISTMAS NOT BUDDHA. NOT A GOOD BOOK FOR ANYONE WANTING TO TALK WITH THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND THE REASON FOR CHRISTMAS. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY BETTER BOOKS THAT HAVE COME BEFORE

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