Nov 6, 2014

God Bless Us, Every One!: The Story Behind a Christmas Carol

Book Details
Read by: John Rhys-Davies (on the included DVD)
Illustrator: Brandon Dorman
Release Date: September 2014
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Genre: Christmas

Each year the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra present a WONDERFUL Christmas program.

The following year that program comes out on DVD, CD, and BOOK.

God Bless Us, Every One! is this year's BOOK...The story BEHIND A Christmas Carol

"It was 1843, and winter was fast approaching. Times were tough for Charles Dickens and his family. He needed to publish something that would earn enough money to meet his many obligations. Pondering his predicament, Dickens set out to write a quick Christmas story that would be sure to sell. Little did he know that his writing—and the genial ghost he would bring to life—would take him on an incredible journey of the heart."

During the live broadcast John Rhys-Davies told this amazing story...

And included in the book is a DVD with that portion of the program.

You will not only see John Rhys-Davies tell the story, but you will also see live actors portraying the story; and of course the choir and orchestra add an inspired musical touch.

Watch for the "special effects"...SO FUN!

"In creating stories for others, we sometimes end up revealing truths to ourselves. Dickens was not always the purveyor of yuletide wisdom we know today—he too had to discover for himself the true spirit of Christmas and how best to keep it all the year through."

This presentation will bring more light and understanding to the beloved story we share each Christmas.

Start a tradition to share the books put out by the choir every year~

About John Rhys-Davies
JOHN RHYS-DAVIES is a celebrated Welsh actor and voice actor. Film audiences best know him for his roles as the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Ringstrilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. His television credits include Shogun and War and Remembrance. Raised in England, Africa, and Wales, he credits his early exposure to classical literature for his decision to pursue acting and writing.

About Brandon Dorman
BRANDON DORMAN is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he studied fine art and illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, includingPingo, The Candy Shop War, and the Fablehaven series.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


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