It was seven years ago that my sister sent us the original story that is now a beautiful new holiday book- A Calisbury Christmas. We were living in West Africa in a hot, dry, dusty town bordering the Sahara. It felt nothing like Christmas, but as I read the words of her story, I started to tear up.
Here was the meaning of Christmas.
A little boy leaves his own town full of love and light, so he can bring the light of Christmas to a nearby village shrouded in darkness.
And isn’t this what we were attempting to do—
trying to bring the light of Christ to the dark villages surrounding us.
It took seven years (along with a number of setbacks and disappointments), for my sister to make the dream of her story a reality, but I’m happy to say that it’s finally here this season.
A Calisbury Christmas by Marisa Grace Porter is beautifully illustrated by Adrianna Vanderstelt. With its lovely illustrations and its timeless message, A Calisbury Christmas is destined to become a holiday classic.
“Elijah had one goal–to save his family’s Christmas tradition of rosemary potato soup. But when this quest led him to a village that was as dark and cold as his own was bright and merry, he had to choose between keeping Christmas to himself or sharing it with others.”
It’s also not to late to get your own copy if you order from my sister’s website. She has a limited number of signed copies that she’s sending out tomorrow.
Because I love this book so much, I’m doing a Giveaway. Enter below to win a copy of A Calisbury Christmas. The Giveaway ends Thursday night at midnight, because I really want to get this book to you by Christmas. So if you enter, please be sure to check your email, my Facebook page, or this page so that I can get your address as soon as possible to mail you the book.
If you win the giveaway, and you’ve already bought your own copy, I’ll refund you the price of your book. Of if you prefer to get an extra book, just let me know. They make great gifts!