The True Story of Saint Nicholas by Rebecca Benson Haskell

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Published by Hood, Alan C. & Company, Inc. .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Christian Life - Inspirational - Gifts,
  • Christianity - History - General,
  • Holidays - Christmas & Advent,
  • Religion / Holidays / Christmas,
  • Religion,
  • Inspirational,
  • Biography,
  • Christian saints,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Saints,
  • Santa Claus

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsElizabeth Durham Goodhue (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11399950M
ISBN 10091146929X
ISBN 109780911469295

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You may be surprised to know the true Saint Nicholas. You'll never again think of Santa Claus in quite the same way. An instant classic by one of America's most respected thinkers, The True Saint Nicholas is a book to be shared with family and friends every year to evoke the true spirit of Christmas/5().

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend by Julie Stiegemeyer is by far the best children’s book on the market concerning the story of Saint Nicholas. The illustrations are beautiful. In the book, Saint Nicholas is referred to as a pastor but he was really a Catholic bishop/5().

The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas focuses on three aspects of Saint Nicholas—historical facts from his life, his legacy in the centuries following his death, and the legendary status that transformed his likeness into the present-day jolly, toy-bearing Santa Claus.

The book vividly captures the heart and life of someone who Book Edition: Reissue. The story of Santa Claus's namesake. December 6 marks Saint Nicholas Day, and I thought I'd mark the beginning of the Christmas season by telling the story of Santa Claus's : Ted Olsen.

Saint Nicholas was born circa in Patara, Lycia, an area that is part of present-day Turkey. He lost both of his parents as a young man and reportedly used.

The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas focuses on three aspects of Saint Nicholas—historical facts from his life, his legacy in the centuries following his death, and the legendary status that transformed his likeness into the present-day jolly, toy-bearing Santa Claus. The book vividly captures the heart and life of someone who Brand: Howard Books.

The legacy of Saint Nicholas has rippled across seventeen centuries, bringing messages of faith and joy. His is a story worth knowing, especially this time of year.

Santa Claus wasn't always "chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf." Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St. Nick—no matter the name, everyone knows the story of this plump, jolly, bringer of gifts.

William Bennett's short biographical explaination of the "true" Saint Nicholas and the overview of the generations of commercialization into Santa Clause is almost magical. Bennett provides gr at detail of the many stories and written histories and legends of Saint Nicholas and paints a vivid picture of who he was and his impact on the faith or /5.

Get this from a library. The true story of Saint Nicholas. [Rebecca Benson Haskell; The True Story of Saint Nicholas book Durham Goodhue] -- Yes, there is a Saint Nicholas.

A generous man and a bishop of the early Christian Church, he performed miracles. Today he is a patron saint to young people, sailors, and even prisoners. Rebecca. The True Story of Saint Nicholas: The Saint Behind the Claus When we think of Santa we all too often imagine a jolly old man, dressed all in red, who loves cookies and milk.

The true man behind this image is the widely venerated  Saint Nicholas. While there is a bit of an absence of what could be called “hard facts” on the history of Saint Nicholas, there is no denial of his popularity. Professor Adam English of Campbell University in North Carolina pieced together the life of St.

Nicholas in his new book, The Saint Who Would. The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara in Asia Minor.

At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian. The Story of Saint Nicholas. Storybook may take several The True Story of Saint Nicholas book to load, please be patient. If book is too small, click or tap this button to enlarge.

Click or tap a page to turn forward or back. Click or tap the large X to return to the page. Saint Nicholas of Myra (traditionally 15 March – 6 December ), also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor (Greek: Μύρα; modern-day Demre, Turkey) during the time of the Roman Empire.

Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the : Traditionally 15 MarchPatara, Roman Empire. The True History of St.

Nicholas Is a Christmas Mystery A fresco of St Nicholas of Myra (circa 12th century) at the Church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Steyis in Cyprus. De Agostini—Getty Images. Santatelevision mini-documentary video: History of Saint Nick - History of real Saint Nicholas - Turkey - Demre - Patara - Europe - Bari in Italy - Documentary about the real history of St.

Santa Claus is real. His name comes from the Dutch colloquial Sinterklaas, a short way of saying Sint Nicolaas. This charming book, ideal for under the Christmas tree, is the result of the effort of a great-grandmother from Marblehead, Massachusetts to tell her family about the real Santa Claus, a Christian saint born around AD, known to us as St.

Nicholas/5. A generous man and a bishopof the early Christian Church, he performed miracles. Today he is a patron saint to young people, sailors, and even prisoners. In this thoughtfully written book for parents and their children, Rebecca Benson Haskell, a great-grandmother from Marblehead, Massachusetts, tells the true story of the man we know as Santa Brand: Alan C Hood & Company.

"The True Saint Nicholas" reads more like Aesop's Fables than actual history and the author operates from Marxist categories of have and have not rather than Christian ones of saved and lost.

It is very moralistic,and the first Gospel crumb that I have spotted is a quote from St. Ignatius of Antioch "Faith is the beginning, the end is love.".Pages: The story of St.

Nicholas. Nicholas or Nicholas of Myra lived during the 3rd-4th century. He was born in Roman Empire’s Asia Minor and was the only child of a wealthy and devoted Christian Author: Alison Lesley. Buy a cheap copy of The True Story of Saint Nicholas book by Rebecca Benson Haskell.

Yes, there is a Saint Nicholas. A generous man and a bishopof the early Christian Church, he performed miracles. Today he is a patron saint to young people, Free shipping over $/5(2). I loved the story in this book, both the historical and the origins of some of the legend.

Bill Bennett is a great story teller and I am glad he narrated this one. I will enthusiastically recommend this one to anyone who loves holiday tales -- and this is an important one.

Where does The True Saint Nicholas rank among all the audiobooks you. The True Saint Nicholas: “Like many good things, this story begins with a mother’s prayer.” I downloaded The True Saint Nicholas on a whim as I was trying to accomplish my reading for A Literary Christmas challenge but I decided to read it for my Christian Greats challenge instead.

Oh my, what a amazing book, a fascinating biography of this wonderful saint and his transformation into. But there is one story about St.

Nicholas that is almost certainly happened just as we have received it. As it happens, it is the best known of all the stories of St. Nicholas. It is the story that is alluded to even in stories that make the saint an elf and have him riding in a magical sleigh.

It. Here is the story of the historical Saint Nicholas, who was a servant of God. Through him, God's love was reflected to others. The story touches on the ministry of Nicholas and his generous gift of a dowry to three young girls as a response to God's love in Jesus.

And it brings application to our own lives as we, too, respond with grateful hearts to God's great gift of love to us.4/5(5). The earliest stories we know were told about St.

Nicholas, the bishop of Myra. Hundreds of years ago, Nicholas lived in a seaside town named Myra, which is in the country we now call Turkey.

Ever since he was a small child, Nicholas loved God more than anything. He studied hard, prayed often, and followed Jesus by helping the poor. This in-depth look at the life and times of St.

Nicholas takes you to beautiful Mediterranean locations where Nicholas actually lived. Experts tell about new historical and scientific analysis. Some of the most widely known St. Nicholas stories are told along with others less well known. Through it all the true story of a third century Christian man named Nicholas emerges, a.

It’s a history I explore in my book, "The True Saint Nicholas." Nicholas was a man of God who worked tirelessly for his flock.

But the most remarkable part of his story comes after his death. Directed by Stuart Lachlan Bennett. This minute film will take an in depth look at the story of St. Nicholas through historical fact, archaeological evidence, /10(1).

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Discover how Saint Nicholas's selfless giving originated in third century Turkey, and how it remains relevant to our lives today. Hardcover. The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas - eBook Format: Ebook.

Resources for St. Nicholas: Watch a brief history of St. Nicholas’s life in the video below: Here is a great resource to teach children about St. Nicholas. It has digital stories, activities and more.

————— Sean McConnell is the Director of Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development. Images: St. Nick Block Prints: Elisabeth. The Santa Claus character is based on a Roman Catholic bishop, St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, who was known for his generosity and reputed to have left gifts for children, said Dr.

The following is excerpted from "A Note from the Author to Parents and Educators" that is included in The Story of St. Nicholas: More than Reindeer and a Red Suit, a book for children published by VOM that tells the true story of St.

Nicholas of Myra, the man whose story became the. Buy a cheap copy of Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the book by Julie Stiegemeyer. Your 4- to 8-year-olds may think they know all about Santa Clausnow introduce them to the real Saint Nicholas. Theyll discover a generous pastor from a seaside Free shipping over $/5(5).

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Portrait of Saint Nicholas (BigStockPhoto), Santa Claus with tree and sack (Public Domain), and a modern depiction of Santa Claus.(CC0) The article ‘This Christmas tell your children the real Santa Claus story ’ by Lisa Bitel was originally published on The Conversation and has been republished under a Creative Commons : Ancient-Origins.

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