Friday, November 7, 2014

God Bless Us Everyone.... Book Review



Oh my stars~ this a book we all need out on our coffee table this Christmas season. It is the story behind the great Dicken's story of A Christmas Carol.

Every year  I watch Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. But never did I know the story behind why he wrote it~ what inspired him. He had used all his money helping others and was in a desperate financial mess. He needed to write a short story that would sell in time for the holidays to help him recover from the losses of his not-so-successful writings.  This book was written to help him in a bad time in his life but ended up being a huge success as we all know. 

This book also comes with a bonus DVD of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  It is set to music along with the story. You are sure to enjoy this DVD and book greatly. 
BOOK DESCRIPTION:
As Charles Dickens Dipped his pen and began to write the classic tale A Christmas Carol in the autumn of 1843, the spirit of the story captured his heart and mind in an extraordinary way. Dwindling sales of his previous books had resulted in a desperate financial situation for Dickens, who had used much of his income to support worthy causes and needy family members. But the book which he had intended as a quick solution to his problems turned out to be much, much more.
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story behind the writing of Dickens’ most famous work and reveals how he discovered the spirit of Christmas for himself–with a little help from his own literary characters. Originally presented by acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2013 Christmas concert, the book also includes a DVD with footage from the event.
John Rhys-Davies is one of modern cinema’s most recognizable character actors, best known for his role as the ax-wielding dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has gained widespread fame on British television and received an Emmy Award nomination for his work in the television miniseries Shogun.
Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Wizard. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, including the Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War.



1 comment:

Barbara said...

You know I did not know the meaning either, it is an awesome story. Be blessed.

Num 6:24
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:

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