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The Immortal Nicholas – a review

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Glen Beck is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction. Beck is a powerful conservative voice on the radio, and television across this great nation. Beck is the author of GlennBeck.com, he has several companies such as TheBlaze.com, and Mercury Stunzmf8ftpdios. Glen Beck was previously on Fox News, where his show had over 2 million viewers. Beck at the top of his success decided to create The Glen Beck Radio Program, which is now viewed and listened to on his network called “The Blaze”.[1]

From the time that most of us were wee little lads we have all been told the story of Santa Claus or Saint Nick. In other countries they are also told the dark version of Santa a demon called Krampus for those who are bad, or quit believing in Santa. We have all been enchanted with Santa Claus that we celebrate every December. Our families fly in from all over, grandmas bake goods, we decorate Christmas trees, put lights on our homes, and all get up at God awful hours on black Friday, to get great deals on gifts for family. The problem is that we have forgotten what Christmas is really about, the truth behind the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

Glen Beck one of my favorite authors wrote this fantastic book that I read to my children over this past Christmas called “The Immortal Nicholas”. Beck wanted to take back Christmas, and its true meaning of why we celebrate this holiday. The story of Agios from the first page begins to unfold. The reader is enveloped with his tragedy that he endures, the perseverance that follows, characters that he encounters along his journey. This is a story that will make you cry, laugh, and love the figure that we have come to know as Saint Nicholas aka Santa Claus. The story of Krampus is also brought into this delightful story, but instead of it being one of evil, it is one of friendship, compassion, and loyalty. Beck brings us back to understanding the profound and heartwarming connection that the birth of Christ has with Saint Nicholas.

Beck, in Agios’ journey in the opening pages of the book grips the reader’s attention with the arduous work, and risk that is involved in harvesting frankincense. During this scene the reader is also captivated by the tragedy that Agios’ as we come to know him endures that begins his journey. [2] The story of Agios’ will bring Christmas back to your living room on Christmas eve with a heartwarming story, to remind us of the birth of Christ, and who Saint Nicholas is, and how he became Saint Nicholas. The intertwined bible stories that are involved in the story line will fill your hearts with joy, excitement, and awe as you travel on this journey with Agios. Beck doesn’t miss a beat in all of the details, characters and story that bring the reader to a complete picture of how Saint Nicholas came to be.

I would highly recommend “The Immortal Nicholas” to you and your family. Read this to your children over the week leading up to Christmas eve. It is a wonderful alternative to the stories that have taken the true meaning of Christmas away from our culture.

 

Reference

Beck, Glenn. The Immortal Nicholas. New York, NY: Threshold Editions :: Mercury Radio Arts, 2015

 

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In accordance with FTC guidelines for bloggers, I would like to be clear that many of the books (including this one) reviewed on Conservative Family Man are provided by the publisher/author free of charge. I am not compensated for my reviews. All of my opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the way I obtain my materials. I am not required to post a good review in order to obtain the book, nor will I give a good review if I think the book is not good.

[1] http://www.glennbeck.com/content/program/ (accessed June 26, 2016).

[2] Beck, Glenn. The Immortal Nicholas. New York, NY: Threshold Editions :: Mercury Radio Arts, 2015 p. 4-9.

 

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