The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus
Baylor University Press is sponsoring our December giveaway. Enter below to win one of two hardcover copies of The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra by Adam C. English. Learn the fascinating true story of the man behind the myth!
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Around the fourth century in what is now Turkey, a boy of humble circumstance became a man revered for his many virtues. Chief among them was dealing generously with his possessions, once lifting an entire family out of poverty with a single—and secret—gift of gold, so legend tells. Yet he was much more than virtuous. As English reveals, Saint Nicholas was of integral influence in events that would significantly impact the history and development of the Christian church, including the Council of Nicaea, the destruction of the temple to Artemis in Myra, and a miraculous rescue of three falsely accused military officers. And Nicholas became the patron saint of children and sailors, merchants and thieves, as well as France, Russia, Greece, and myriad others.
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