Twas the Night Before the Real Christmas  -     By: Glenda Owens
    Illustrated By: Ty Schafrath
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Twas the Night Before the Real Christmas

Illustrated By: Ty Schafrath
Xulon Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 30
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.5 X 8.5 X 0.06 (inches)
ISBN: 149840779X
ISBN-13: 9781498407793

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Author: Glenda Owens
Located in: Mathews, Virginia
Submitted: September 18, 2014

    Tell us a little about yourself.  Glenda resides in Mathews, VA and currently serves as Admin. Sec. to Ebenezer Baptist Church. She has been married to her high school sweetheart Stanford for 42 years. God has blessed them with a wonderful daughter Christa, son-in-law Robert, and two grandchildren, Charis who calls her "Mimi", and Caleb who lives with Jesus in Heaven. We enjoy snow skiing, boating and swimming. Together we share a powerful Christian faith.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  God is the REAL author of this book! In 2012, over the course of 6 weeks, God spoke this book to me always at night when getting ready for bed, and fulfilled my heart's desire of writing a children's book. Most Awesome experience! 2013 was a hard year for our family. Our family lost a son and a grandson Caleb after living on this Earth for 100 hours. We know he is in Heaven & we will live with him for all eternity. Now this year 2014 God has helped me to see this book completed.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  This book tells the true events that "birthed" Christmas based on the Bible! Why we give gifts, gather together as families. Without Jesus birth there would be no Santa or Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season. The last page is titled "You are Special to God" with scripture to help you find your way to Jesus. The world needs hope what better way than through a Children's book!

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  This is my first book. I knew nothing of how this all works. God led me to a wonderful Christian artist, Ty Schafrath. He was so kind and patient and taught me each step of the way. His illustrations make this book come to life! They are awesome and colorful! The expressions on every face from the animals to precious baby Jesus are perfect! Everyone will love them! He is truly a gifted and talented artist!

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  God was my main source of inspiration. The book "Twas the Night before Christmas" I love to read on Christmas Eve about Santa. Now we have this book that tells the why, where, what and when of how Christmas originated. Jesus Birthday!

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  I believe God will use this book to grow His Kingdom! I hope that you and your children not only enjoy reading the REAL Christmas story, but know the peace, love and joy that came into the world on that very first Christmas!

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