Upcoming Book Studies
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The Man Who Invented
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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