Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Perfect gift for a child

The Night After Christmas
by Jim Chapman, illustrations by Jay Montgomery
WinePress Publishing
ISBN 13: 978-1-60615-008-5
ISBN 10: 1-60615-008-1
24 pages

With the familiar cadence of its much-loved predecessor, The Night After Christmas at first draws the reader back to childhood, and to imagining the sound of reindeer on the roof. Very soon, however, this contemporary collection of poetic couplets scrutinizes post-holiday exhaustion, mounting credit card debt, unrealistic expectations, and the lack of devotion paid to the Child whose birthday the holiday should celebrate. The relevance of the message, the read aloud nature of the text, and the photo-like quality of the illustrations will make this light-hearted look at a serious topic a new Christmas tradition for stressed out families everywhere.
Freelance writer and editor for the past ten years, Marlene McCurley has also served in the field of Christian education for more than fifteen years.

(If you live in Phoenix, contact Jim at jechapman22-at-cox.net to avoid shipping costs)

A note from Jim:
Greetings, all of you who like The Night After Christmas book! Just wanted to let you know I am scheduling engagements for speaking and sharing the drama of my book in various venues this upcoming Christmas season. I am available for doing the drama you can view on my website at www.poetrybyjimchapman.com. I can make presentations at Christmas parties, in coffee shops, in church services, at home Bible studies - wherever. Call me at 602-482-3980 or e-mail me at jechapman22@cox.net to book an engagement. I charge nothing to come, I only ask to have a table somewhere to make the books available for purchase. Looking forward to hearing from you! - Jim

IC Editor's note: Jim Chapman is my very gifted Bible Study leader. He writes poems about the chapters of the Bible as he goes through and teaches them, that sum up all the key points of the books amazingly well. He eventually hopes to finish the entire Bible and compile them into a book.

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