What if the Grinch had a gavel? In Possum, Virginia, he does! When a federal court rules the town's live nativity scene unconstitutional, a defiant Thomas Hammond ends up in jail. What will it take to halt the national media spectacle---and humble the hearts of a stubborn father, a crusading lawyer, and a recalcitrant judge? 208 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
It starts innocently enough in the town square of Possum, Virginia. But it becomes a spectacular national scandal: Can a federal judge outlaw Christmas? Thomas Hammond and his wife play Joseph and Mary in the annual live nativity in their hometown. But a federal judge rules the display unconstitutional. Thomas refuses to abide by the court orderand ends up in jail. From the courtrooms of Virginia to the talk shows of New York City, the battle escalates into a national media spectacle. Caught in the middle is law student Jasmine Woodfaulk, assigned to represent Thomas as part of her schools legal aid clinic. Only a surprising series of events can reconcile a stubborn father, a crusading law student, and a recalcitrant judge. The Judge Who Stole Christmas is a charming, warm, and thought-provoking Christmas tale that explores in a fresh way the real reason for the season.
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