Upcoming Book Studies 

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                    Book Study

      The Man Who Invented



                          Les Standiford

  Sundays, November 22 & 29, 2020

             10:30 AM to Noon


Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and

dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he

hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher

turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he

had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried

it might be the end of his career as a novelist.

The book, "A Christmas Carol" immediately caused a

sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that

had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering

Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial

Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate

need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book

that ended with blessings for one and all.

With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

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