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by Ann Nichols

Experience the Christmas season though this 25-day devotional that focuses on the life and faith of the man who was to become known throughout the world as Nicholas of Myra, St. Nicholas, St. Nick, and finally, Santa Claus: The man of great faith who loved Jesus Christ! Each day's reading centers on a faith-building theme and is accompanied by scripture, devotional thoughts, and an historical vignette from St. Nick's life. Great for personal use, family devotions, or as thoughtful holiday gifts.

Download The Faith of St. Nick: An Advent Devotional (VALUE BOOKS) epub
ISBN: 1616268344
ISBN13: 978-1616268343
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Author: Ann Nichols
Language: English
Publisher: Value Books (September 1, 2012)
ePUB size: 1100 kb
FB2 size: 1372 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 189
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This devotional anchored scenes from Nicholas of Myra's life to Scripture and history. I had hoped for more actual history and less narrative interpretations (in the form of very short stories). The presentation also raised questions for me as it presented Constantine as a true believer from the start, which may or may not have been the case.
Ann Nichols' treatment of the history of St. Nicholas and how his legend transitioned into our modern American Santa Claus was excellent. I have always dealt with St. Nicholas/Santa Claus as an example of the gifts that were given at Jesus' birth, and the gifts we give our children and loved ones at Christmas are a manifestation of the love Jesus commanded us to show.

Having the historical facts presented in this devotional for use at Advent was lovely. We read it at meals as we lit the candles and prayed. It was a good way to get my grandchildren to connect the observance of the Holy Day with the holiday.
We use a different advent book each year and both my husband and I enjoyed this one immensely last Christmas.. This year we purchased it as a gift for some dear friends. Learning about this marvelous man, St. Nick, and his real life was very inspiring. I highly recommend this wonderful book ... it will make your Christmas season very special!
Has some good historical material. Gives a good placement on the timeline of history of when St. Nicholas walked the earth, and the events of his life. I do however have a few concerns as to the authenticity of several. of the stories recounted.
I liked reading this day by day as I got to understand more of who Saint Nick really was. I like that the author just didn't tell me facts about Saint Nick, but wrote creative historically based stories that held my interest. I'm glad I was able to put the religion back into the Santa Claus that permeates our society at Christmas.
I absolutely loved doing this devotional last year. I learned so much about St. Nicholas, and was inspired every day by the stories, scripture and prayer. I am doing it again this year. I couldn't wait for December 1st to get here so I could read his stories once again. It is definitely going to be an Advent tradition for me every year!
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This is a great book that helps to better understand who Saint Nicholas was, and how our modern Santa Claus really has some deep Christian roots! I highly recommend this as a devotional book for Christmastide, or for any time!
This is a beautifully written devotional that will help you get ready for the seasons. In addition to vignettes of the life of Nicholas, it has related Bible verses, prayers, a connections with daily life and applications. Very nice.