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St. Nicholas: A Closer Look at Christmas [Hardcover]

By Jim Rosenthal (Author) & Joe L. Wheeler Ph.D. (Author)
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Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.14" Width: 9.5" Height: 1.06"
Weight:   3.62 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 5, 2006
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1418504076  
EAN  9781418504076  


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This beautiful, fully-illustrated coffee table book provides a closer look at Christmas and the St. Nicholas of history and legend. Full of historical information and rare illustrations from Christian traditions around the world, this book will entertain, inform, and inspire readers as it teaches the true meaning of Christmas giving.

Joe Wheeler and Jim Rosenthal use stories and pictures to reclaim the historical St. Nicholas that inspired the Santa Claus story. Ultimately the authors show that the tradition of St. Nicholas can make the celebration of Christmas more meaningful.

Publishers Description
This beautiful, fully-illustrated coffee table book provides a closer look at Christmas and the St. Nicholas of history and legend. Full of historical information and rare illustrations from Christian traditions around the world, this book will entertain, inform, and inspire readers as it teaches the true meaning of Christmas giving.

Joe Wheeler and Jim Rosenthal use stories and pictures to reclaim the historical St. Nicholas that inspired the Santa Claus story. Ultimately the authors show that the tradition of St. Nicholas can make the celebration of Christmas more meaningful.

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More About Jim Rosenthal & Joe L. Wheeler Ph.D.

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! DON MATTINGLY was the long time great Yankee captains and 1985 AL MVP whose stellar career made him one of the most all-time popular ballplayers among fans and players alike. A former hitting instructor for the New York Yankees, he now serves as their bench coach.
JIM ROSENTHAL is the author or co-author of several books, including Ichiro's "Art of Playing Baseball," Randy Johnson's "Power Pitching," Leo Mazzone's "Pitch Like a Pro," Tony Gwynn's "Total Baseball Player," Nolan Ryan's "Pitcher's Bible," and "Kiana's Bodysculpting,"

Jim Rosenthal currently resides in Woodland Hills, in the state of California.

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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus  Jan 7, 2007
Are you a parent torn between the virtue of truth telling to your children on one hand and indulging them with Santa Claus on the other? Are you a cynical teen that just rolls his/her eyes toward the sky at just the mention of Santa Claus? Are you a child confused and wondering if Santa Claus really exists? Finally, are you an adult that is child-like at heart just wishing Santa did exist?
If you fall into any of the above categories, then this book is for you. You need not look any further than this book, nor make a trip to the North Pole, to be proven to that yes, there was and is a Santa Claus. Your days of confusion and disillusionment are finally over.
Complete with fascinating artwork, historical detail, collectibles and postcards, this book delves deep into the mystery and magic of St. Nicholas who was a young man with kindly attributes toward humanity, especially young children. He was born in Myra, in a region of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey.

He was not only a giving man but a religious man. He accumulated a lot of wealth, but shared it with less fortunate folks. Eventually he became, at a very young age, a bishop of the Christian Church; the Roman and Byzantine Catholic, the Orthodox, as well as certain Protestant churches in Europe have great honor and respect for this man. December 6 is the day designated for him by the Catholic and Orthodox churches as a feastday in his honor.

I am of Dutch origin, and I have always been fascinated with the stories of my mother who, as a child, grew up with the Saint Nicholas tradition in her homeland. In Europe, unlike here in the States, the celebration of St. Nicholas typically was never mixed in with Christmas. In my mother's country, Dutch children typically receive their gifts from "Santa Claus" on Saint Nicholas Eve (December 5) and then the next day, children are off from school. Saint Nicholas, then, is seen in the streets (not in shopping malls) on a white horse accompanied by his assistant, Black Peter, who is supposed to be a page of Moorish descent. Christmas, however, is celebrated as a separate holiday, and traditionally has been considered a very holy feast. In Europe, as well as in other countries, Christmas begins, not ends, December 25 and ends January 6 (Epiphany). Usually, when Americans sing the "Twelve Days of Christmas," it's just passed off as another carol, but not really meditated upon as to its real meaning.

In this country, as a result of early Dutch and English colonization, both the respective traditions of these people got mixed due to intermarriage. But when Clement C. Moore wrote "The Night Before Christmas" in 1822, St. Nicholas was completely phased out and the mythical rotund elf completely took over, with the point of origin having become the North Pole.

Now, of course, European countries have a variety of ways of celebrating Saint Nicholas let alone different names for him: The Dutch call him "Sinterklaas," the French call him "Pere Noel," the Germans call him "Pelznickel," to name a few examples. But no matter how varied the names and celebrations thereof, the one thing all these symbols have in common is the fact that Saint Nicholas was a man of generosity, kindness, and humility. He traditionally is regarded as a holy man, whereas our mythical red elf is more of a secular figure seen, for example, in pictures holding up a whiskey bottle and on TV commercials which announce Christmas sales.
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It is time for us, here in America, to maybe cast off the secular, over-rated rotund elf with his cute little elves into oblivion, and explain to our young children who "Santa Claus" really was. Saint Nicholas, after all, was canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church; the Church, after all, does not canonize "myths." Only our round red elf is a myth, an out-growth of the real thing. The North Pole gag and the idea about eight reindeer attached to a sleigh have got to go. Let's get serious with our children for a change. By stating to our children that Santa Claus originates in the North Pole, and then immediately returns there after Christmas and has a round of golf with the Easter bunny at some point later, we are doing a tremendous disservice to our children. It's sad to see many American children at first believe, and then become disillusioned later on, often with questioning other things. "If Santa Claus doesn't exist, does God?" they might ask. I have nothing against our rotund elf; it's the idea that counts, not the costume. Let's just leave out the North Pole and the elves and explain the true origins of Santa Claus. This, I'm sure, would really make our children happy and make for far less confusion. If you're a child wondering if Santa Claus really exists, let me tell you, I'm an adult and I say, YES, he does exist-in Heaven, as a saint.

Saint Nicholas did not look for glory for himself; he was a humble man seeking the glory of God and the good of people. The Christchild in the manger, as well as Christian values in general, was the principal upon which he charitably shared with other people. I doubt if he ever uttered a "ho ho ho" in his life.
 

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