- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 2 hours and 7 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: November 3, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002VGERB4
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The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas Audible – Unabridged
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He writes in the Introduction to this 2009 book, "there is a larger reason to remember Saint Nicholas. He matters to Christmas. This saintly man who lived so long ago has come to influence one of our holiest seasons and most beloved holidays. This influence that has come across so many centuries is a kind of miracle. It is evidence of God's love. One purpose of this book is to help put Saint Nicholas back into Christmas. It explains his connection with Santa Claus, and the common spirit they share. As you will see, Saint Nicholas makes Santa Claus a larger and richer figure than you might expect him to be."
Here are some additional quotations from the book:
"As time went on, the storytellers embroidered the tales with their imaginations. They told of miracle after miracle. In fact, Nicholas was said to have performed so many miracles, he came to be known as the Wonderworker." (Pg. 46)
"Year by year, Nicholas's fame increased... As time passed, they began to honor the bishop with a new name: Saint Nicholas." (Pg.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is great! I love history, and this fills in the blanks on one of my favorite characters - Santa Claus!Published 1 month ago by The Accountant
This is a delightful book, I loved it. I recommend it to everyone. It is an easy read.Published 15 months ago by Carolyn P Millican
Quick delivery and a wonderful story by a very talented author. People often lose sight of the significance of some of our Christmas symbols. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Leah A.
This was great to learn about the original St Nicholas and how we got the modern Santa Claus. Wonderful information to know about the real man and his generosity and love for... Read morePublished 23 months ago by T. Thurston
Nice to hear in a simple and clear manner how he (St.Nick) got to be well known. Book is slightly larger than pocket size but has a nice clear and easy to read manner of story of... Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Mark E
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